Patrick Burke Fine Concert Guitars

Guitars Currently for Sale

Click here to see the latest from the workshop - February 2014

Avante-garde Series

Lattice braced, 2013. NOW SOLD

This stunning instrument represents Patrick's best lattice work to date. The top is fine grained Western Red Cedar. The African pear wood of the bridge is laminated with carbon fibre and maple to make a rigid but light box-bridge which enhances the brilliant singing quality of the trebles right up to the 20th fret. The harmonics have impeccable focus and definition. The basses are throaty and powerful. There is matching maple inlay in the back and head. The sides are nicely figured walnut and the back is matching walnut laminated with carbon fibre, the inside lamination being spruce.  The arm rest is made of heartwood of ebony. Price available on request.

Lattice braced, 2014.

This is a concert guitar par excellence with a characteristically highly focused sound. It has the features of the instrument described above, but less degree of decoration in the body, and the box-bridge is standard (not laminated with carbon fibre). The laminated Indian rosewood/carbon fibre back has an interior cedar lamination; the sides are Indian rosewood. This guitar has high volume with clear definition in the sound, bright trebles, strong basses and easy action. In addition to the normal guitar repertoire, the clarity in chordal playing is particularly suitable for Bach and other Baroque composers. The arm rest is made of heartwood of ebony. Price available on request.

Madrid Series, 2010.

Very playable, easy neck action, sweet cedar top sound. Top quality Gotoh machine heads. Patrick Burke chain motif rosette. A very good example of a traditional cedar guitar (with ebony reinforced neck). Has been used by Patrick because he enjoyed practising on it, but it is in brand-new condition.Price available on request.

"Fleta" 2013, Guitar No. 100.

Exceptionally beautiful concert guitar in the style of Fleta, superior quality and richness of tone. It has a 9 fan-strut system with clear surging trebles especially in the mid-range. Indian Rosewood back and sides, Honduras mahogany neck, cedar top, Schaller/Hauser style tuning pegs. Price available on request.

Flamenco guitar, 2013.

Cyprus and spruce, Torres strutting (7 fan struts), golpeadores, Brazilian rosewood veneer on head, Honduras mahogany neck, rosewood bindings, Indian rosewood bridge, traditional rosette. This is a very good medium-priced guitar for a serious student. Lovely set up, good volume, nice clean treble. Semi-rigid case with back-strap, perfect for student. Price available on request.

All Patrick's guitars have raised necks, the only exceptions being his flamenco guitars.  Schaller pegs are standard unless otherwise requested. The cases (except where stated) are high quality rigid cases, two-tone black and brown. All guitars are French polished.

Patrick also makes left handed guitars on special order at no extra cost.

Deposits: A non-returnable deposit of €200 is required initially to place a firm order at which stage we will discuss your requirements.

At the time of starting work on your order 30% of the price is payable (minus the €200 deposit). The remaining 70% is to be paid on completion.

Shipping: I will send the guitar to you upon full payment for the guitar plus shipping and insurance costs which are payable by the customer.

Returns Policy: When shipped to you the guitar will be in perfect condition and free of defects in materials and quality of workmanship. From date of delivery the buyer has 7 days to evaluate the guitar. If you are not happy with the instrument, return it to me and you will receive a refund (€200 deposit and shipping and insurance costs not included), a full refund being payable only if the instrument is unmarked and undamaged. A partial refund will be considered at my discretion if the instrument is damaged or scratched.