Luthier

Maestro Guitars

Luthier
Hozen
Location
Singapore
Founded
2004

Founded in 2004, Singapore’s Maestro Guitars hand-build both traditional and modern acoustic guitar designs, with the goal to make boutique-quality instruments more accessible. 

Headed by luthier Hozen, they utilize an adventurous array of tonewoods to craft their guitars, which range from compact travel-size models up to jumbos and dreadnoughts. Their more contemporary designs feature Florentine cutaways, soundports, and bevelled armrests, while their Golden Era-inspired guitars replicate the sound and feel of pre-war guitars.

“"Mastering voicing is a daily grind. There is no formula to it, you just have to keep doing it day-in, day-out.”

Maestro's Original Series feature their flagship designs, a wide array of tonewood options, as well as their CSB Signature Options - a Florentine cutaway, soundport and bevelled armrest.

In their Traditional Series you’ll find stunning recreations of classic 0s, 00s, OMs and dreadnoughts, complete with slotted headstocks, herringbone, abalone, and other vintage-inspired details.

In their Custom and Private Collections, even more design options are available.

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The Guitars

Below we explore the body shapes available from Maestro. We stock guitars across their Traditional, Original and Private Collections..

Models

Temasek

Maestro's small-bodied, travel-sized guitar.

Tonewood options listed below are the most common, but the Temasek model is available in a wide array of tonewood options on custom orders, and may be purchased with or without a cutaway. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body length
17.2" (437 mm)
Lower bout
12.7" (325 mm)
Depth
4" (102 mm)
Total length
35.6" (905 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, cedar or mahogany
Back and sides
Indian rosewood, mahogany or ovangkol
Scale length
24" (610 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced Khaya mahogany
Bracing
Modified X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Available Signature options
Soundport, bevelled armrest, and cutaway
Maestro's Notes

"Compact, light, and big-sounding – the Temasek raises the bar on how a travel guitar should sound. With its sparkling trebles, very pronounced midrange, and rich projection, it proves that sometimes big things do really come in small packages."

0

This classic 12-fret single 0 parlor model is only available in Maestro's Traditional Series.

Like all Traditional Series models, the 0 is only available in classic tonewoods, like Sitka or Adirondack spruce, mahogany, Indian or Madagascar rosewood, and koa. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body length
19.7" (500 mm)
Lower bout
14" (355 mm)
Depth
4" (102mm)
Total length
38.4" (975 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, Adirondack, mahogany or koa
Back and sides
Mahogany, Indian or Madagascar rosewood, or koa
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
24.8" (630 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Traditional X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"With a delicate response and a sound that embraces the player, the 0 parlor is widely favored for its transparent light bass, and crisp sparkling highs while maintaining our signature projection and responsiveness."

Vera

This is Maestro's modern short-scale 00 model. 

Tonewood options listed below are the most common, but the Vera is available in a wide array of tonewood options on custom orders, and may be purchased with or without a cutaway. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body Length
18.3" (465 mm)
Lower Bout
14.5" (370 mm)
Depth
4" (102 mm)
Total length
38.8" (987 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, cedar or mahogany
Back and sides
Indian rosewood, mahogany or ovangkol
Scale length
24.8" (630 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced Khaya mahogany
Bracing
Modified X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Cutaway
Optional
Maestro's Notes

"Named after his daughter, Vera is Hozen’s modern take of a traditional 00 shape. With its rounder lower bout and narrower waist, it became an instant favorite since its inception for it possesses great volume & articulation even with its compact size."

00

This classic 12-fret 00 is only available in Maestro's Traditional Series.

Like all Traditional Series models, the 00 is only available in classic tonewoods, like Sitka and Adirondack spruce, mahogany, Indian and Madagascar rosewood, and koa. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body Length
20.3" (515 mm)
Lower Bout
15" (382 mm)
Depth
4.4" (112 mm)
Total length
39.2" (995 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, Adirondack, mahogany or koa
Back and sides
Mahogany, Indian or Madagascar rosewood, or koa
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
25.5" (650 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Traditional X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"Having a depth close to a dreadnought but with a longer body and tighter waist, the 00 is known for its very impactful tone that is full, deep, and clear – fusing the iconic growl of the dreadnought and the fidelity of a 000."

Victoria/OM

The Victoria model is Maestro's 000/OM, and is available in all series. In the Traditional Series, it is simply called an OM and has some traditional build specs.

Tonewood options listed below are the most common, but the Victoria is available in a wide array of tonewood options, on custom orders. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body Length
19.1" (486 mm)
Lower Bout
15.5" (394 mm)
Depth
4" (102 mm)
Total length
40.1" (1020 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, mahogany or cedar
Back and sides
Indian rosewood, mahogany or ovangkol
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
25.6" (650 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Modified or Traditional X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"Comparatively compact next to a Dreadnought, the 000 body style still provides a fair dose of power and dynamic range while having improved articulation and note separation. Players will enjoy its strong presence and great balance across the entire sonic spectrum."

Raffles

The Raffles, perfect for accompaniment and strumming, is Maestro's small jumbo model. It is available in all series.

Tonewood options listed below are the most common, but the Raffles is available in a wide array of tonewood options, on custom orders. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body Length
19.9" (505 mm)
Lower bout
15.5" (394 mm)
Depth
4.3" (110 mm)
Total length
40.86" (1038 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, mahogany or cedar
Back and sides
Indian rosewood, mahogany or ovangkol
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
25.6" (650 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Modified X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"Sharing similar overall dimensions to the dreadnought, the Raffles boasts loads of power on tap, with a clear, robust midrange. It brings with it an authority in its sound without compromising note articulation and dynamic response."

Singa

The Singa is Maestro's take on the medium jumbo, and is their largest overall body size they have on offer. Not available in the Traditional series.

Tonewood options listed below are the most common, but the Singa is available in a wide array of tonewood options, on custom orders. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body length
19.8" (504 mm)
Lower bout
16.1" (410 mm)
Depth
4.9" (125 mm)
Total length
40.9" (1040 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, mahogany or cedar
Back and sides
Indian rosewood, mahogany or ovangkol
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
25.6" (650 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Modified X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"The biggest amongst our shapes, the Singa has a narrower waist but with a wider lower bout, resulting to its deep piano-like basses and crystalline highs. These together with its depth and excellent projection, made Singa the most popular Maestro shape to this date."

Rosetta

Rosetta is Maestro's 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought, available across all series. In the Traditional Series, it is simply called a Dreadnought and has some traditional build specs.

Tonewood options listed below are the most common, but the Rosetta is available in a wide array of tonewood options, on custom orders. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body length
19.9" (507 mm)
Lower bout
15.7" (400 mm)
Depth
4.33" (110 mm)
Total length
40.9" (1040 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, mahogany or cedar
Back and sides
Indian rosewood, mahogany or ovangkol
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
25.6" (650 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Modified or Traditional X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"Probably the most iconic and the most recorded amongst all acoustic guitar shapes, the Rosetta is our take on the classic Dreadnought shape. Known for its deep and lush sound due to its wider depth and waist, this is a staple for every guitar player."

Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

The Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, or SD, is exactly as it sounds! Only available in the Traditional Series and Private Collection.

Like all Traditional Series models, the SD is only available in classic tonewoods, like Sitka and Adirondack spruce, mahogany, Indian and Madagascar rosewood, and koa. Additional customization options available upon request.

Dimensions
Body length
20" (508 mm)
Lower bout
16.2" (412 mm)
Depth
4.7" (120 mm)
Total length
40.6" (1032 mm)
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka, Adirondack, or mahogany
Back and sides
Mahogany, Indian or Madagascar rosewood
Neck
Carbon fiber reinforced mahogany
Scale length
25.6" (650 mm)
Nut width
1.73" (44mm)
Bracing
Traditional X-bracing in Sitka spruce
Finish
Polyurethane super high gloss
Maestro's Notes

"Patterned after the iconic Dreadnought only with a narrower upper bout and wider lower bout, the Slope Shoulder Dreadnought is highly regarded for its big & deep sound, wide & prominent lower registers, and thick trebles."

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