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Santos Martinez Classic Guitars

Santos Martinez Guitars

The established range of Santos Martinez classical and electro classical guitars offers a wide choice of instruments to suit players of all ages and abilities.

One of the purest, most expressive musical sounds is that of the traditional
nylon string classical guitar.

It is a sound that epitomises the phrase 'it's all in the fingers', a tone resulting from the direct connection of guitarist and instrument.


If you desire an instrument that will take you anywhere from the bedroom to concert halls, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed range of Santos Martinez classical and electro-classical guitars offers a combination of rich, sweet-toned performance and easy playability at a range of price points.

High levels of specification and the use of premium grade materials mean that most Santos Martinez instruments offer such features as tone-enhancing solid spruce or cedar tops, and US-made Fishman electronics – features that have led world-renowned players like Raymond Burley
to embrace the brand with open arms.

If classical tones, looks and feel are your thing, try Santos Martinez today.


Raymond Burley - Santos Martinez Guitars
Santos Martinez
SM2000RB
Raymond Burley Signature Model

Solid spruce top
Solid Indonesian rosewood back & sides
Red Cedar Neck with Spanish Heel
Ebony fingerboard
648mm scale length
Rosewood bridge
Nu-Bone nut & saddle
Case included – with Ray Burley Signature Plate

UV varnish finish

£499.00


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Santos Martinez endorser - Raymond Burley
Winner of the 'Best Classical Guitar 2012' by the Music Industries Association
“Beautifully constructed, the quality of the woods used on my signature is superb throughout, as is the finish. The playability, owing to the beautifully crafted neck shape and action, is excellent, as is the balance between the treble and bass.

From new, the guitar had a surprising amount of volume and this will no doubt improve further the more the instrument is played.

The SM2000RB represents amazing quality for a very modest price tag, which is even more astonishing when one considers the instrument comes with a plush shaped hard case.”
– Raymond Burley
MIA Award

The first ever Santos Martinez signature model has been afforded to Raymond Burley, one of the world's most talented and experienced classical guitarists. The SM2000RB is based on a custom-built Martin Fleeson model that for years had been Raymond's main performance guitar.

Fleeson made the original in 1985, and died the following year. When Ray recently decided to retire the Fleeson model after years of service, Santos Martinez was the obvious next step. The SM2000RB sticks closely to the Fleeson guitar's blueprint, with top quality woods and hardware used throughout, producing a beautiful classical tone that is equal to any stage or performance.

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Santos Martinez Classic Guitar
Santos Martinez
PRINCIPANTE
SM44

With a full size body and an equally fully rounded nylon string tone, the SM44 allows guitar students of any age to quickly and confidently progress with their playing.

Spruce top
Sapele back & sides
Black binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Plastic button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish


£84.99



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Santos Martinez Classic Guitar
Santos Martinez
PRINCIPANTE
SM34

Lively-toned yet easily manageable thanks to its 3/4 size dimensions, the SM34 will help encourage beginner guitarists to develop proper guitar skills and abilities.

Spruce top
Sapele back & sides
Black binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Nickel plated machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish


£79.99



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Santos Martinez Principante
Santos Martinez

PRINCIPANTE
SM12

This inexpensive, spruce-topped half size classical guitar
features an easy-to-play neck and soft string action, and is the ideal guitar on which the younger beginner can develop a
true feel for playing guitar.


Spruce top
Sapele back & sides
Black binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Nickel Plated machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish

£64.99



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Santos Martinez Estudio
Santos Martinez
ESTUDIO
SM50

Featuring a solid spruce top, and Eastern mahogany back and sides, the Estudio offers the progressing student a rewarding and comfortable playing experience, with excellent note detail and an impressive playing response.

Solid Spruce top
Eastern mahogany back & sides
Multi-ply binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Nickel plated/plastic button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish


£129.00



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Santos Martinez Classic Guitar
Santos Martinez
ESTUDUIANTE
SM80

Selected solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, one of the most traditional timber selections for classical guitar construction imbue the Estuduiante with a blend of mellow mids, strong bass, and sparkling treble.

With cosmetic features such as multi ply binding, and pearloid butterfly machine head buttons, this Santos Martinez looks as beautiful as it sounds.


Solid Spruce top
Mahogany back & sides
Multi-ply binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Chrome plated/pearlised butterfly button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish

£149.00



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Santos Martinez Estuduiante
Santos Martinez
ESTUDUIANTE – Left Handed
LHSM80

Selected solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides,
one of the most traditional timber selections for classical guitar construction imbue the Estuduiante with a blend of mellow mids, strong bass, and sparkling treble.

With cosmetic features such as multi ply binding, and pearloid butterfly machine head buttons, this Santos Martinez looks as beautiful as it sounds.


Solid Spruce top
Mahogany back & sides
Multi-ply binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Chrome plated/pearlised butterfly button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish

£149.00



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Santos Martinez Preludio
Santos Martinez
PRELUDIO
SM100

The beauty and resonance of rosewood, matched with a selected solid spruce top creates an elegant and capable classical guitar which will appeal to students broadening their playing horizons, and to guitarists of all types looking for a classical guitar with superior tone and good dynamic balance.

Solid Spruce top
Rosewood back & sides
Multi-ply binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Gold/pearlised butterfly button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Natural – gloss finish

£179.00



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Santos Martinez Preludio Electro Classic
Santos Martinez
PRELUDIO ELECTRO CLASSIC
SM150CEA

With sculpted heel, and a stylish body cutaway for ease of upper fret access, and a Fishman Isys+ pre-amp system to faithfully recreate the signature tone of the traditional classical guitar, the award winning Preludio is a superb entrée to the world of performance with an electro-classical guitar.

Solid spruce top
Rosewood back & sides
Multi-ply binding
Eastern mahogany neck
Black rosewood fingerboard
Black rosewood bridge
Gold /pearlised butterfly button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Fishman Isys+ preamp
Natural – gloss finish

£249.00



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MUSIC AWARDS BEST CLASSICAL
GUITAR FOR THE SANTOS MARTINEZ
SM150CEA
Fishman Isys+ Preamp
Fishman Isys + Features:
• Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner
• Bass & treble controls for enhanced tone shaping
• Smaller footprint for easy access to controls
• Volume control
• Phase control
• Low battery indicator (9V battery)
• Surface mounted battery compartment
• Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup
• Low profile control knobs


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Santos Martinez Virtuoso Electro Classic
Santos Martinez

VIRTUOSO ELECTRO CLASSIC
SM450CEA

The visually stunning figured flamed maple back and sides perfectly match the superb, selected solid sitka spruce top to create a performance instrument which is both bright and punchy with an immediacy of tone, and clarity of definition, ideal for contemporary classical and rock music.

The Fishman Presys+ preamp system faithfully translates the depth and detail of the Virtuoso’s wonderful tone.

For precision, additional resonance, and enhanced playing feel,
the Virtuoso electro classic has a traditional sculpted Spanish heel construction, and a stylish body cutaway for ease of upper fret access, a rosewood inlaid mahogany neck, with rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

The intricately inlaid soundhole rosette, gently contrasting inlaid multi-ply maple bindings and gold machine heads with pearl butterfly buttons all contribute to an instrument as beautiful to look at as it is to play.


Solid sitka spruce top
Figured flame maple back and sides
Inlaid rosette soundhole
Maple top binding
Multi-ply/maple side binding
Multi-ply/maple back binding
Maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Rosewood bridge
Gold plated/pearl button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Fishman Presys+ preamp
Natural – gloss finish

£279.00



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Fishman Presys+ Preamp
Fishman Presys + Features:
• Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner
• Brilliance control for additional tone shaping
• Notch, onboard anti-feedback control
• Smaller footprint than standard size preamps
• Volume control
• Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs
• Phase control button
• Low battery indicator (9V battery)
• Flip-top housing to access integrated battery compartment
• Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup
• Low profile control knobs


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Santos Martinez Virtuoso 'Bossa Nova'
Santos Martinez

VIRTUOSO 'BOSSA NOVA'
SM475CEA

Designed to produce a lively and full-toned response ideal for electric performance in acoustic, rock and Latin genres, the Virtuoso 'Bossa Nova' features a solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides, matched to produce warmth, precision and definition.

With a traditional sculpted Spanish heel construction and stylish body cutaway for ease of upper fret access, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, a high level of playability, fast action and great feel are guaranteed.

The Fishman Presys+ preamp system faithfully translates the depth and detail of the Virtuoso’s Bossa Nova’s wonderful tone.
Appearance too is important, and this fine performance instrument features inlaid multi-layer paduak binding, stained to provide
a beautiful contrasting yet complimentary visual definition, set off by gold machine heads with ebony colour buttons.


Solid Canadian cedar top
Rosewood back and sides
Inlaid rosette soundhole
Padauk top binding
Multi-ply/padauk back and side binding
Eastern Mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Rosewood bridge
Gold plated/ebony button machineheads
High quality USA made strings
Fishman Presys+ preamp
Natural – gloss finish

£279.00



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Fishman Presys+ Preamp
Fishman Presys + Features:
• Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner
• Brilliance control for additional tone shaping
• Notch, onboard anti-feedback control
• Smaller footprint than standard size preamps
• Volume control
• Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs
• Phase control button
• Low battery indicator (9V battery)
• Flip-top housing to access integrated battery
compartment
• Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup
• Low profile control knobs


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