Classic Concert

As played by Helmut Jaspar and others.

Beautiful, elegant and thoroughly classic, the Maingard Classic Concert Guitar is a dream for the passionate and a virtual necessity for the discerning musician. A fine classical guitar is like a fine art object, it contains well conceived design features carried out with precision. Nothing of importance is omitted and nothing unnecessary is included.

All guitars are available in Brazilian Rosewood, African Blackwood, Cocobolo, Pink Ivory & other. Please email me to discuss the tonal  implications of the different woods for backs & sides as well as availability.

As in all Maingard guitars, with the Classic Concert scrupulous attention is given to the selection of master grade, seasoned and quarter-sawn, aged wood. Much time is dedicated to tuning the tops, backs and braces to create an instrument rich in harmonics, with projection and volume balanced with clear, crisp trebles. Gold plated schaller and handmade machine heads are used throughout. Maingard classical guitars are currently used by the top concert and professional performers.

All tops are preferably over 20 years old hand selected over many years Alpine or European spruce.


Reviews of Classical Concert

“Marc Maingard has been making his fine guitars for over 30 years and they are used by many professional players the world over. Early Klugh plays a Maingard Nylon String guitar. We custom ordered this modern Concert model with Brazilian and Cedar that comes from Jose Oribe, the famed classical builder. The bracing is very traditional and offers up a warm and articulate voice. The design has a few fresh ideas as well like the DUAL BEVELS that make it the most comfortable concert guitar you’ll ever hold, the Maingard headstock which is refined but exciting and a slightly narrower 50mm nut that will appeal to players of all styles. “ – Paul Heumiller

“What a nice surprise to see an armrest bevel on a classical guitar. It even has a bevel on the back too. This is the second classical I’ve played from Maingard and I’m very impressed. The bass strings are piano-like and very strong and the trebles are clear and sweet. Beautiful workmanship and woods throughout.” – Al Petteway