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800 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL, 60201
United States

847-864-7730

I began making guitars in 1966 in Dayton Ohio, where I worked out of my house. From 1968-1970 I lived in Mexico City, returning during the summers to build instruments at the Dayton location. 

During this time I was studying Anthropology and playing flamenco guitar professionally in various troupes in Mexico and around the U.S. In 1972 I moved to Chicago and worked briefly out of the back of a music store before moving to my present location in 1973. 

At that point I gave up any pretensions of being a professional guitarist and dedicated myself full time to lutherie.

 


My 800 Greenwood Street shop has undergone several renovations and changes over the years, the most recent being the 1995 massive renovation I did of the outside and inside of the building. 

As a result, my building is now climate controlled throughout the entire 4,000 square feet, and it has now acquired a nicer facade, with more interior showroom space than was previously available. 

Consequently, we are better able to serve those who prefer to visit the shop to select an instrument from our extensive inventory, which is housed in glass fronted rosewood cabinets. Being able to play many instruments side by side is very helpful in making a final selection, and we have full repair/restoration facilities on the premises for minor action adjustments to major restorations of valuable collector instruments.

R. E. Bruné Concert No. 421

1986 R. E. Bruné Concert Model (U.S.A.)  No. 421, 650 mm scale, 51 mm nut, spruce top, Indian rosewood sides and back.  This guitar was built in the same group as the famous Bruné No. 418 ex Segovia, and has a matching soundboard.  Being the concert model, it has Indian rosewood sides and back, and a catalyzed urethane finish which is now settled out to a very thin varnished surface, still in perfect condition.  It has a very clear, singing, balanced voice, with brilliant trebles and deep bass, even throughout and with tremendous projection and volume.  The previous owner has added a clear plate to the face, and the playing wear is very minimal throughout, with no cracks or repairs.  The wait for an R. E. Bruné guitar is now over 5 years.  $8,500