Jeroen Hilhorst  Concert guitars

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My life is dedicated to making classical concert guitars that sound as beautiful and powerful as possible.

The strong points of my classical concert guitars are:
 • Playing in large halls and playing together with other instruments
    (because of the powerful sound)
 • More interesting interpretations
    (because of the wide dynamic range and the inspiring sound)
 • Better legato and better polyphonics
    (because of the long sustain)
 • Easier playing
    (because of the efficient use of the energy, the powerful sound and the elevated fingerboard)

 My guitars are played by some of the best guitarists as well as by amateurs, in many countries all over the world.

December 31st 2020 I retired from my guitar making.
 I still have a couple of guitars available.
These are the last new Jeroen Hilhorst guitars, so take your chance  :-)  .

Please note: I closed my workshop in Amsterdam and I moved to a more rural part of The Netherlands.

Available guitars (These are the last new Jeroen Hilhorst guitars available, due to my retirement.)

   Nr. 126, 2018, Non-tropical Super Concert Guitar, Spruce / Maple,  € 8.900,-   (outside EU  € 7.355,-)

Details on the For Sale page.

GUITAR MAKING ITEMS for sale (Due to my retirement)
  -     Beautiful wood for guitars, high quality tuners and other materials for guitar making

FOR SALE  (from an US guitarist): Super Concert Guitar  Nr. 127 (2018). 

For more information, contact: Patrick Kozak (

body frontbody backNr. 127 is a Super Concert Guitar with:
     - A single spruce top
, with my improved soundboard design
     - Ziricote back and sides, with a very beautiful figuring
     - Sound ports in the side, that are fed by sound reflectors under the soundboard

The guitar has a very beautiful, bright and solid spruce sound,
the basses are rich.
The sustain is remarkable, also on the 1st string.
The projection is unparalleled and the guitar is very easy to play.
This guitar will surprise you with the almost unlimited possibilities for expression.

Listen to this guitar:

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sound ports

CB front sideFor sale (from an US guitarist):

Unique Jeroen Hilhorst 6 string Contrabass guitar.

For details see: Contrabass guitar


Listen to this Contrabass guitar here: Peter Constant on Jeroen Hilhorst Contrabass guitar 
(Wait out the video intro)

About the last guitars that I made, starting with nr. 129:

I have improved my soundboard design.

In stead of a double top I am using now a single top. The design of this soundboard is the result of 30 years of experiments and experience.
I have combined the principle of a lattice top with the principle of a traditional top to create this unique design.

It has a more beautiful, warmer tone and it is louder, especially the 1st string.
Also the notes in a chord are better defined and separated.

Reduced weight super concert

I have developed a Reduced Weight Super Concert Guitar.

For guitarists that prefer a guitar that is lighter in weight than the super concert guitar, but with the same projection.
The Reduced Weight Super Concert Guitar has a more elaborate internal reinforcing construction.
Because of this the back and sides can be much thinner and that makes the guitar lighter.

It also has a hard maple neck instead of a heavy ebony neck.
It is only slightly less loud than the heavier model.
In combination with the new improved soundboard design,
he Reduced Weight Super Concert Guitar has become a very attractive guitar.

This guitar gets very favourable comments from guitarists and members of the audience.
Here is a review:    

My prices

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Prices of Jeroen Hilhorst Concert Guitars (from 19 - 5 - 2019):

Super concert guitar                                    € 8.900,-   (outside EU  € 7.355,-)

Reduced weight super concert guitar
   € 8.900,-   (outside EU  € 7.355,-)

- The price reflects the very high hand made quality of the guitars.
   I made only 4 or 5 guitars in a year, working full time on them.
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