• Pavan Classical Guitars

PAVAN - Spanish made classical guitars

Pavan Guitars handcrafted in Spain are an excellent buy and the craftsmanship is exceptional. I set up the action on each guitar myself and every guitar comes with a seven day trial period and a limited lifetime warranty. Scroll down for a detailed description, prices, and photos of our Pavan Classical Guitars. Custom features are available.

If you have questions or are ready to order a guitar, please feel free to contact Tom Prisloe by calling 607-387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com.

Pavan guitar models

Pavan TP-10

Price $495

These Spanish made nylon string classical guitars are an excellent choice for the beginner to intermediate player. The Pavan TP-10 sounds very good and has an excellent playing action. The TP-10 is a good travel guitar for accomplished classical guitarists who don’t want to risk traveling with an expensive concert instrument but want an enjoyable guitar to play.

  • SOLID CEDAR TOP
  • LAMINATED SAPELLI SIDES AND BACK
  • EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
  • DOT AT 7TH FRET
  • 650MM STRING LENGTH
  • 52MM NUT

If you are looking for a nice sounding inexpensive classical electric guitar the Pavan TP-10 works great with an under the saddle transducer pickup. My current favorites for under the saddle pickups are made by b-band and also the L.R. Baggs Element — especially designed for classical guitars. I can install an under the saddle classical guitar pickup on any of the Pavan models.

The Pavan TP-10 has a solid cedar top, laminated sapelli sides and back, East Indian rosewood fingerboard, 650mm string scale and a 52mm nut.

These are the only Spanish classical guitars I carry that have laminated sides and backs. I do not offer nylon string classical guitars with laminated rosewood sides and backs because I don’t think they are worth the extra money. A laminated rosewood guitar is not going to sound any better than a laminated guitar of sappeli, mahogany or other suitable wood.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

Pavan TP-20

Price $1275

These solid rosewood Spanish classical guitars would be a good buy at twice the price. If you want a great sounding guitar at a great price, look no further. The Pavan TP-20 is a high quality Spanish guitar with a sound that will satisfy most players for a lifetime.

  • SOLID CEDAR TOP
  • SOLID ROSEWOOD SIDES AND BACK
  • EBONY FRETBOARD
  • DOT AT 7TH FRET
  • 650MM STRING LENGTH AND 52MM NUT WIDTH
  • EBONY NECK REINFORCEMENT

The Pavan TP-20 has solid rosewood sides and back, solid cedar top, ebony fretboard, bone nut and saddle, 52mm nut width, 650mm string scale, and ebony neck reinforcement.

Numerous advanced players have purchased this model and they have been delighted with them. I recommend the TP-20 to both accomplished players and beginner classical guitar students. Many beginners want to get a high quality classical guitar from the start. They want an instrument they will be happy to play for years. They don’t want to play a lesser guitar for a couple of years and the have to trade up to a better sounding instrument.

The Pavan TP-20 is an excellent guitar for accomplished acoustic and electric steel string players who want to get a classical guitar for that great nylon guitar sound. The TP-20 records well and with an under the saddle pickup, it is an excellent onstage guitar when amplification is needed.

Theses solid rosewood Spanish classical guitars are very popular with students at the University level where very good quality classical guitars are a necessity but money is in short supply.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

Pavan TP-20-CE (cutaway electric)

Price $1675

The Pavan TP-20-CE electric classical cutaway guitars have onboard controls using the Fishman PreFix Pro Acoustic Guitar System which has notch filter, volume control, bass and treble controls, middle and brilliance control plus a phase switch. The Fishman PreFix Pro is a very convenient electric classical guitar system for on stage use.

  • SOLID CEDAR TOP
  • SOLID EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD SIDES AND BACK
  • EBONY FRETBOARD
  • 650MM STRING LENGTH
  • 50MM NUT
  • BONE NUT AND SADDLE
  • ON-BOARD ELECTRONICS
  • DOT AT 5, 7, 9TH FRETS

The sides of the TP-20-CE are 88mm deep and are slightly shallower than the sides of the TP-20. This slight difference in body thickness makes the TP-20-CE cutaway electric guitar less prone to feedback when amplified at high volume. The fretboard width is also slightly narrower measuring 50mm at the nut rather than 52mm.

The Pavan TP-20-CE electric classical guitars are a good choice for players who want an easy playing classical cutaway with the convenience of onboard electronics and the ability to crank up the volume to cut through the mix. The Pavan TP-20-CE cutaway electric classical guitars have solid East Indian rosewood sides and back, solid cedar top, ebony fretboard, bone nut and saddle, 650mm string scale, 50mm nut width and the Fishman PreFix Pro Acoustic Guitar System.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

Pavan TP-20-AC (Acoustic cutaway)

Price $1425

Numerous jazz players and studio musicians frequently contact me looking for a great sounding nylon cutaway classical guitar that would record well when miked or with added electronics. As an acoustic instrument, the TP-20-AC is more responsive than the TP-20-CE model. The TP-20-AC has become a very popular model. Acoustic steel string players enjoy the narrower 50mm nut width.

  • SOLID CEDAR TOP
  • SOLID EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD SIDES AND BACK
  • EBONY FRETBOARD
  • 650MM STRING LENGTH
  • 50MM NUT
  • BONE NUT AND SADDLE
  • DOT AT 5, 7, 9TH FRETS

This acoustic classical cutaway is based on the successful design of the Spanish made Pavan TP-20. The TP-20-AC has solid rosewood sides and back, solid cedar top, 50mm nut and 650 mm string scale. These guitars have a nice sound. The TP-20-AC is a good choice for acoustic classical guitar players who prefer a high quality cutaway guitar but don’t want a pickup system built in. Also available in a 640 mm string length.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

Pavan TP-30

Price $1695

These handmade Spanish classical guitars have a sound quality and playability that are remarkable in this price range. The soundboards of the Pavan TP-30 are built in the custom shop where a few experienced guitar makers specialize in hand crafting each soundboard. They hand thickness each top and carve the top braces to build a responsive instrument.

  • SOLID CEDAR OR SPRUCE TOP
  • SOLID EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD SIDES AND BACK
  • EBONY FRETBOARD
  • 650MM STRING LENGTH
  • 52MM NUT
  • BONE NUT AND SADDLE
  • DOT AT 7TH FRET

The TP-30 model is available with a solid cedar or spruce top. I supply the spruce to Spain from my own personal inventory of wood. The TP-30 has solid East Indian rosewood sides and back, ebony fretboard, reinforced neck, bone nut and saddle, and a 650mm string scale.

When good classical guitar players come to my shop to try out the Spanish guitars they are very impressed with the TP-20 model guitars but they end up purchasing the TP-30 guitar. The TP-30 model does not sound a lot better then the TP-20 model. But the TP-30’s do sound a little better and that slightly better sound makes a big difference to the experienced player.

Presently I do not offer classical guitars priced higher than the TP-30 models. This is because I have not found factory made instruments at a higher price range that sound better. I have seen numerous classical acoustic guitars at two and three times the price that do not sound as good as the Pavan TP-30.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

Pavan TP-30-64

Price $1695

The Pavan TP-30-64 is for players wanting a shorter string scale classical guitar. Many players have small hands and playing on a guitar that has a 650mm or longer scale and a 52mm wide nut is difficult. Some players prefer a shorter string length just because the guitars are easier to play. The Pavan TP-30-64 comes with a 640mm string length and a 50mm nut width.

  • SOLID CEDAR OR SPRUCE TOP
  • SOLID EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD SIDES AND BACK
  • EBONY FRETBOARD
  • 640MM STRING LENGTH
  • 50MM NUT
  • BONE NUT AND SADDLE
  • DOT AT 7TH FRET

The TP-30-64 model is available with a solid cedar or spruce top. I supply the spruce to Spain from my own personal inventory of wood. The TP-30-64 has solid East Indian rosewood sides and back, ebony fretboard, reinforced neck, bone nut and saddle.

These are very good sounding instruments. Players often ask if they sound as good as the TP-30 model. The answer is simple — if the guitar is easier for you to play, you are going to sound better and your classical guitar playing will be an enjoyable experience.

A smaller body similar in size to the Hauser and Torres concert size classical guitars may be special ordered at no additional cost.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

Pavan TP-Flamenco Negra

Price $1945

I like this model of flamenco guitars so much I ordered one for myself. The Pavan FN is a Flamenco Negra. It has solid East Indian rosewood sides and back, solid cedar or spruce top, tap guard, ebony fretboard, bone nut and saddle, Spanish cedar neck, and a slotted headstock with tuning machines. The string scale is 650mm. This is one nice guitar.

  • SOLID CEDAR OR SPRUCE TOP
  • SOLID EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD SIDES AND BACK
  • EBONY FRETBOARD
  • 650MM STRING LENGTH
  • 52MM NUT
  • BONE NUT AND SADDLE
  • DOT AT 7TH FRET
  • CLEAR TAP GUARD

The first Pavan Flamenco Negra I received was included in a larger order of Spanish made flamenco guitars. All the other flamenco guitars in the order were flamenco blancos having solid spruce tops and solid Spanish cypress sides and back. The Flamenco Negra was by far the best flamenco guitar out of them all. The cypress and spruce guitars sounded dull in comparison. It wasn’t even a contest.

I have since decided to supply Spain with better spruce from my personal stockpile of wood and now offer Flamenco Negras with a spruce top. These spruce top instruments sound beautiful also.

The Pavan Flamenco Negra has the tonal variation found in good classical guitars plus that open exciting percussive quality found in good flamenco guitars. You could describe the Pavan Flamenco Negras as classical flamenco guitars.

If you would like a Spanish made guitar that works well for flamenco, Latin, classical, and other styles you will be pleased with this instrument. These classical flamenco guitars have a wonderful sound and an easy playing action. Can also be special ordered as a cutaway.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

LEFT HANDED GUITARS

If you’re looking for left handed classical guitars you have come to the right place. I am a left handed classical guitar player myself. TP-20s and TP-30s are available in lefty models for an additional $75.00 and I can special order other lefty guitar models as well.

Playing guitar left handed has only one drawback and that’s finding a selection of left handed acoustic guitars to choose from. I’m sure I can help.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com

SPECIAL ORDERS

You can special order Spanish made guitars and guitar family instruments with other features. Perhaps you are interested in a requinto, shorter string scales, or other wood choices, etc. I can special order an alto guitar “A” which is great for Renaissance, Latin and Celtic music.

Ordering a Pavan Guitar is easy.

When you order a Pavan guitar you order it from me, Tom Prisloe — an established guitar builder and player who knows classical guitars inside and out. I enjoy dealing with my customers directly so please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions. I understand that some people might feel uncomfortable ordering a guitar over the internet. Many of my customers felt that way but now they are delighted with their Pavan guitars.

Upon receiving your guitar you are given a full seven day, no risk, no questions asked, trial period. Each guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is your guarantee of getting the top quality instrument you want.

For US and Canadian customers, I accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover over the phone, money orders and personal checks. For other countries I accept money wires.

Ready to place your order?

Please call me directly at (607) 387-3875 or email tom@pavanguitars.com