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Cleveland Collection

Cleveland Collection

Russel Cleveland Collection

The Russell Cleveland Collection is one of the most important guitar collections in the world. This collection is comprised of 63 instruments spanning the years 1830 to 2011, and represents the most important guitar makers from the past 185 years. Among are guitars like Julian Bream’s famed 1957 Hauser II and Segovia’s 1969 Ramirez which he used regularly from 1969-1980. The collection was illsutrated and made famous in the book „Classical Guitar: A Complete History“ by John Morrish and has now been mostly sold through the Guitar Salon International (GSI) in Los Angeles, USA.

You can see guitars from the Cleveland Collection here.

I had the opportunity to visit GSI to take a look at a large selection of these breathtaking guitars, playing and examining them, creating an exact documentation of the way in which they have been constructed. All of the required measurements and special construction features have been noted, allowing me to create original replicas of each particular instrument. Again, I would like to thank to everyone at GSI for this unique opportunity.

The following list contains a selection of outstanding guitars which can be reconstructed for you on the basis of the original. Those who are not able to afford an original or a similar collectible guitar, because of its expensive costs or only because of the fact that it is not available on the market, can have the chance to realize this dream in the form of a true replica.


     Santos Hernandez 1921

Hermann Hauser II 1957 (Ex-Bream)

José Ramirez 1969 (Ex-Segovia)


Miguel Rodriguez 1976 (Ex- Pepe  Romero)

  Hermann Hauser I 1935