A gem of a shop. Bill spent time with me, helping me to find a guitar best suited for my needs. No pressure to buy. He filed the saddle down to make my selected guitar more comfortable to play. Well worth the drive from Detroit to Philly to buy from him. My looking/buying experience was very pleasant, unlike some other stores I have encountered. I highly recommend The Classical Guitar Store.
I just received my Picado 60. It is wonderful beyond expectations. So I'm very pleased with the purchase. I think it's a terrific value. It was just the thing for me. It is a beautiful sounding, and beautiful looking instrument.
V.E. California, phone message.
This store was recommended to me by a classical guitarist who bought his instrument from here. I was pretty impressed by the authentic and no-pressure sale. The lady who helped me is actually working on making her second guitar. Impressive. The biggest help to me was the honest feedback I received while I was trying the various guitars. Because she didn't push me above my price range we were free to focus on the exact sound that I liked the best rather than her getting the biggest commission possible. In fact she was looking for ways to save me money. If I had any complaints I wouldn't be afraid of dropping a star or two. However my overall experience was so good I have to give it five.
The Hanika 54 PC arrived in excellent shape. I love the guitar. It's a beautiful instrument and sounds fantastic!
L.A. Virginia, phone message.
Subject: Picado Model 49 Message: THANK YOU ! Nicole you were very patient and wonderful to work with. Thank you for helping me connect with my “Paloma”!
I love every note every timbre every thing about this guitar.
I recieved the Esteve guitar Friday ( I talked to you about this). the guitar is wonderful!! I am very pleased with this guitar.
Thanks for you help and attention.
I received the Hanika on Thursday and must say that I am very happy with the instrument. I find the volume to be sufficient for my needs, and the tonal range as well as sensitivity are excellent, far better than my current Cordoba PRO-R and my 1997 Larrivee 35.....It is by far the best classical I have owned since (the Kohno 30) and should serve me well in the years to come. I am also quite pleased with the visual aesthetics of the instrument. Thank you for your assistance in making my choice among the instruments that I was considering. I know that the absolute best way to choose an instrument is to actually take the time to sit down, play and compare the instruments in order to find the one that speaks to you. Unfortunately that was not an option for me, but I did have the fortune of being able to get a general feel for what seemed like the best bet for me through working with you. Thanks again. I’m very happy with this guitar and your customer service.
Oak Park, IL
I love the Esteve 12!
Craig Philadelphia, PA.
Hi Bill. The guitar that you sent me arrived yesterday, Wednesday. It arrived in perfect condition. It sounds great and plays wonderfully. I'm sure that the J. Castelluccia and I will have a long and happy relationship. Thanks again for all your help. I will certainly recommend The Classical Guitar Store in Philadelphia.
Have fun, B.
The guitar arrived in perfect condition and it's as light and beautiful as you described. I love the size, the neck shape, and most of all the sound. Thank you very much!
The package arrived about 2 hrs ago in great shape. The case was slightly warm but in original condition so was the guitar. I let it sit on the stand to acclimate for a while and then turned it up. It sounded just like as it was in your store last week. I already practiced on it for 1 hour now. It sounded great and looked so handsome!! I enjoyed very much the experience. Thanks for your help.
S. LOVES his new Esteve
Thought you'd enjoy the attached video of my 11YO son playing his new Esteve. He and that guitar are inseparable. Shld you want to use this vid for PR/marketing/whatever, you have our permission, but mostly I just thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the fruits of your labor.
Bill, the Hanika is amazing. The sound is so rich and the action wonderful. I cannot wait to get started! Thank you so much for bringing such beauty back into my life. Also, the case is so lightweight and strong. Here is a quick shot of me just picking it up on my birthday. Warmly, D. F. Georgia
I received my Francisco Esteve Model 8 a few weeks ago. It arrived well packed and in perfect condition. I would like to thank you again for listening to me and helping me decide on this guitar. It is beautiful, well built, and has a wonderful pleasing tone. I play it every day and I find it hard to put down. My instructor is N.M. and he plays a David Pace Classical guitar which you sell also. You have a video of him playing Koyunbaba on his guitar on your web page. N. played my Esteve Model 8 when we meet for a lesson. He gave it high marks and congratulated me on making a very good decision. Thank you again for working with me and helping me decide on this excellent instrument.
A quick note to let you know that I absolutely love my new Castelluccia 60th Anniversary model. It is a beautiful instrument with great depth of tone and great projection, and it plays really nicely. This is the start of a long, beautiful friendship (if not love affair).
Again, thank you for your advice,
And I could not be more pleased with the Dupont guitar. This is the first handmade guitar I have ever owned, and the sound is incredible. You can actually hear the cedar ringing. I'm sure this is no news to you, as you deal everyday with guitars even more exquisite than this.
Anyway, thanks so much for your professional knowledge and for your personal care as well. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
J.H. Juneau, AK
Spent some time looking over the guitar with our instructor. We are very pleased with the guitar. It really does sound nice and it is in superb shape. Our instructor was impressed at how spotless it was (not one scratch, no marks or blemishes) not to mention he thought for an entry level guitar it was well worth the money. He figures my son has 5+ years of dedicated classical guitar work before he might begin to feel he needs to upgrade.Thanks for your help and flexibility – I was a little nervous doing this sized business via mail order but you made it about as painless as it could be. Take care and Thanks again.
F. and B.