St Chamas, France 2012
Western Red Cedar soundboard, Indian Rosewood back and sides
Ebony fingerboard, 650 mm, Rogers tuning machines
We were the first dealers outside of France to recognize the outstanding qualities of Dominique Delarue guitars and started importing them in the year 2000. Since then we have sold many Delarue instruments to professional performers and expert guitar collectors around the world. We have a special friendly relationship with Dominique which assures that he sends us the very best of his production. This instrument is as beautiful a guitar as he has ever produced.
Judge for yourself the quality of one of Dominique's guitars by listening to the video comparing Fleta, Bouchet and Delarue.
Carpentras, France 2002
German spruce soundboard, Brazilian rosewood back and sides
650 mm string length, Rogers tuning machines
"Dominique Delarue produces guitar masterpieces, combining great projection, indispensible in a concert instrument, with tonal refinement and precision and thus opening for the performer's full creativity."
---Josiane and Philippe Spinosi, concert guitarists and instrument reviewers for Guitare Classique
This preowned Delarue guitar has a few minor signs of use on the top finish but otherwise is in very good condition. The back and sides are made of beautiful Brazilian rosewood with stunning grain lines, as is the striking headstock veneer. The tuning machines have been upgraded to Rogers. The tone is what we expect from this master luthier, lilting and penetrating trebles supported by firm well-defined basses. This guitar is something special!
2003 Carpentras, France
Western Red Cedar Soundboard, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony fretboard with 650 mm string length
The guitars of Dominique Delarue bear a close resemblance to those of Daniel Friederich who is his primary inspiration. This opinion, which I have long held, was confirmed by none other than famous luthier Dominique Field during a chat I had with him on a recent visit to Paris.
Delarue guitars have already made a major impact on the American concert guitar market.
This fine instrument was completely overhauled by Dominique Delarue himself In January 2011 so the French polish finish is new and the fingerboard is pristine. One small string slash mark behind the bridge, filled and refinished, is the only sign of use. Delarue also regulated the playing action so it conforms with his usual comfortable standards.
The tone of this instrument is superior to most concert guitars costing far more. Fabulous resonance, clarity and projection throughout the fingerboard. Performers who have bought Delarue instruments say they have a uniquely lively spirit that inspires one to play at his or her best.
If you want to hear Delarue guitars played by professional artists, here are three web addresses featuring two French players and one American: