“It has been a pleasure visiting your store, this time to acquire a Flamenco cypress guitar. You helped me much with your profound knowledge and warm service. Your guitar collection is outstanding and a joy for Flamenco lovers and I am satisfied taking home a Juan Montero Aguilera guitar in very good condition that has great volume, projection and clarity of tone. Thank you for being so welcoming and I look forward to visiting you in the near future.”
“Luthier is a comfortable, straight-forward place that sells guitars and accessories. The proprietor Tony Acosta is knowledgeable, friendly and applies no pressure. When I first went to Luthier shopping for a classical guitar Tony set me up in a private room and left me alone to try a large variety of guitars for hours on end. When asked, he guided me with his expertise. I made no decision then and told him I would return another day. He applied no pressure for me to make a purchase at the time. When days later, and after many more hours of testing guitars, I eventually narrowed my choice down to two instruments, Tony urged me to take a break, have lunch and come back with a fresh ear. When I eventually made my decision I felt comfortable knowing I was buying a quality guitar from a man who I knew was honest and was treating me fairly.”
“Luthier has an amazing selection of top quality instruments, sheet music and cd’s. Tony and Rebecca are the greatest. Very attentive and the very best quality service you cant’ find anywhere else. I have purchased a number of high quality instruments and have learned a lot from Tony and his invaluable advice and expertise. Truly best of the best.”
“My first visit to the store. I ended up purchasing a magnificent John Price guitar. Tony Acosta was the quintessential gentleman: personable, helpful without being pushy, very knowledgable, patient and gracious, with integrity and pride in his business and work. He is old school in the best of ways, and desired to help me find the best instrument for myself. Did not push or try to persuade.What a pleasant experience in his store. He shipped me the guitar very promptly and kindly included some cds, and a music book at no cost. He had a wonderful selection of instruments and music, cd’s and books, and all the accessories a guitarist would need.Very highly recommended. Will definitely purchase my next guitar from him!”
“This is my number one stop-to-shop for guitars and accessories. I love coming to Luthier Music Co. I can always find the guitar strings that i am looking for in any tension. They have everything for your guitar needs!”
“I visited Luthier and I felt just like a little kid in a candy store! I truly felt like I did not know where to begin!!! I am looking forward to returning in the near future to purchase some more sheet music and try out some of the beautiful guitars in his shop. Thank you Luthier Music for housing such an excellent collection of guitars, accessories and sheet music.”
“I found A John Price guitar, I was amazed at the beautiful tone, excellent balance and powerful projection. Well.. Now I own three J. Price guitars. Thank you Luthier Music for housing such an excellent collection of guitars, accessories and sheet music. It is a pleasure to walk into the store and not only find such a fantastic selection of sheet music, guitars and accessories but to experience the excellent service by Tony and his staff.”
“I want to recommend Luthier Music for any Classical or Flamenco guitarist looking to purchase a high quality student up to concert quality instrument.
I am a guitarist with 35 years of experience. I have played many instruments in many shops – but I was always hesitant to make a purchase on a new instrument because the choice in the shop was always so limited. I heard imperfections or felt difficulties in the fingerboard that I didn’t like – but I had few instruments to compare.
This is decidedly NOT the case with Luthier Music.
It is devoted to Classical and Flamencan Guitar. Period.
When I visited, I was given a room with 20 guitars available in a given range, the door was closed and I was left in the room for over 2 hours. I played all 20 instruments, narrowed my choice down to 3 instruments after 2 hours of intense testing and talked to Tony – The owner.
Tony wanted to be SURE I was happy with my choice – so he went to the next room and selected 3 more instruments with similar characteristics – by the same or similar makers. I played these guitars and the 3 I had selected for another hour and made my final selection.
Tony has three rooms as I have described where you can test some of the finest instruments by the best makers in the world. I was given 4 hours of intense, unfettered time to test and select an instrument. I have never been so sure of a decision on a instrument in my life. To be precise – I differences in instruments – even from the best Luthier’s personal craftsmanship. You will be able to find those differences in this shop!
My experience at Luthier Music simply could not have been better. Tony gave me a lot of space to do the work I needed to do – but was available when I had questions. He is immensely knowledgeable about guitars. Tony is gracious and patient and a real joy to do business with.
If you are looking for a good quality student instrument on up to the finest concert instruments (they have some really sensational instruments!) – the first stop you should make is Luthier Music in New York. I also recommend Luthier Strings and a visit to the shop for the very best selection of individual and compilation guitar music that I have encountered. The store also has a very good selection of CD’s of players for those of us who like to listen to different artists.
Buying a guitar at Luthier Music was a singular experience for me!”