Augustino LoPrinzi Guitars

fine classic guitar designed and made in the US by its premiere individual maker

Renowned throughout the instrument making field, Augustino LoPrinzi's first instruments were classic guitars. As his career progressed he constructed many types of string instruments, numbering in the thousands : mandolins, lutes, violins, and steel string guitars, to list but a few. Now he is applying these years of wisdom to his first love, the classic guitar, which began his journey into instrument making.

No matter which model you select.... Traditional, Flamenco, International Concert, International Concert Elite, Spanish Grand Concert, Grand Artist Elite

...You will be delighted to realize how carefully the instrument has been created to satisfy your individual preferences. Your excitement and creativity will expand as the new LoPrinzi Classic Guitar steadily forms its tone around your unique style of playing!

Join in the celebration of a fine classic guitar designed and made in the US by its premiere individual maker!

1929 Drew St. Clearwater FL 33765, Tel.(813) 447-2276

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For sale AR-38 Baptistown build #168

AR-38, really nice woodset and build for sale. Price $900.00 Link below should show pictures. Contact me if you want to see other pictures. Has LR baggs soundhole M1 pickup.

Couple of previously repaired top cracks that are stable and have never given me any issue. Tone is very nice. Very thin flat neck profile. Schaller tuners.

Have other A LoPrinzi guitars I may sell if there is an interest. Details provided upon contact.

Anyone selling a guitar or other LoPrinzi instrument?

I recently came into some funds, that I want to use in purchasing an Augustino LoPrinzi guitar. If any are available, please contact me @ or by cell 415-286-1318




I have an AR-38 Dreadnaught #1069 built and signed by Augie in good condition I have no idea what it's value is.

Tim Hooley

AR-38 value

I may be able to give you guidance on the value. I still collect these. Contact me if you have any interest.

Interested in buying early '73 or earlier A LoPrinzi instruments

I can be contacted at 415-286-1318 or email at

Seeking anything from this time period. Thanks and a Happy New Year to all who love a Lo Prinzi instrument.

I have a few guitars for sale as well. LR-15, AR-12, LM-12, Custom AR-38 in Koa.

Augustino AR

I have a lovely Augustino LoPrinzi AR-38 Dreadnaught #0075 Made in Rosemont, NJ signed “Augie”

It's a fine hand made instrument comparable I'm told to a Martin dreadnaught with herringbone top trim, Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony bridge, mahogany neck, with a signed label, that I bought in Philadelphia back in 1975. It play's great and frets are hardly worn.

What's it worth "out there" if I let her go?


I'm curious to know if your AR-38 is still available. Also, where are you located? I might be interested in looking at it.

Ar15-12w Loprenzi 12 string guitar

I am interested in finding out about a Loprinzi 12 string guitar that belonged to my deceased husband. It is signed by a T Loprinzi. Numbers inside are AR 15-12w. I am thinking about selling it but dont know anything about it. Thank you in advance.

AR 15-12w

Usually the AR designation, would be one signed by Augie. You sure it reads AR 15 and not LR 15? Value would be around $1000 approx most likely. Year built would be sometime after 1976 or so. Is there a # stamped on the inside into the neck block? If it is signed T LoPrinzi what if any label / logo is on the headstock.

Acoustic Guitar by Augustino Loprinzi AR-38-12 Serial #0534

I have a Acoustic Guitar by Augustino Loprinzi AR-38-12 Serial # 0534. Does anyone know what year this guitar would be? Is this Guitar a classic guitar or a elite series. Trying to find out what year it is. Thank You! I am selling one of these guitars and think I may have some information wrong. Including the price. Anything would help. I emailed Donna Loprinzi and hope she responds as well.

AR38-12 year built

I would think the guitar was built in 1978, first year in Clearwater, FL.

I purchased mine for $850 and it is in very good condition. Bought from original owner.

LoPrizi Guitar

I am a volunteer at an animal rescue in AZ. We had a Loprizi 12 string acoustic guitar donated to our rescue. We would like to know what we have and if it has value. I can send pictures if given an e-mail. Can you help us?

12 string

Please send me a few pictures of your guitar and a picture of the label. I have one that is a 12 string as well. I may be able to tell you the value.

Donated guitar

my email is

Happy to help with some detail. Feel free to contact me.

Donated 12 string

Can you give more detail on the donated guitar. What does the label say? Where built. Any # stamped on the inside into the neck block. Approx value would be $500 - $1500 depending on condition, model, year built.

Hope this helps a little.

LoPrinzi Custom OOO Studio REDUCED to $2100.00

I previously posted in July. This guitar is beautiful and in mint condition. It includes a K&K 2 channel Preamp and excellent condition hardshell case.

Model: Custom DR-11
Body Style: Studio (000)
Year Built: 2001
Back/Sides: East Indian Rosewood
Top: Sitka Spruce
Neck: Hondorus Mahogany
Faceplate: East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard/Bridge: Ebony
Purfling/Rosette: Abalone Pearl with multiply black/white lines
Binding: White
Pick Guard: Tortoise
Tuners: Grover
Finish: High gloss
Electronics: K&K Sound Systems Trinity 2 Channel Preamp
Case: Well fitting, plush liner, hardshell case that is in excellent condition. No scratches or tears, buckles all work, handle has no damage and the little key is still inside the case (I do not know the maker)

There is a Acoustic Guitar by Augustino Loprinzi AR-38-12 12-STR

There selling a Acoustic Guitar by Augustino Loprinzi AR-38-12 12-STRING. On EBay right now. 10/05/2017.

Acoustic Guitar by Augustino Loprinzi AR-38-12 12-STRING

Selling a Acoustic Guitar by Augustino Loprinzi AR-38-12 12-STRING.

Augustino LoPrinzi Guitar
Fine classic guitar designed and made in the US by its premiere individual maker.

Model: AR-38-12 12-STRING
Manufacturer: Augustino Loprinzi, Guitar Maker
Type: Acoustic Guitar
Year: 1981-1990

Body Construction 2 Piece
Back Rosewood
Sides Rosewood

LoPrinzi 12 String

I know it's a long shot, but I wonder if the LoPrinzi is still available. Also, where are you located?

Loprinzi Custom

I have a beautiful LOPRINZIthat I believe would be considered an OM.. I am interested in selling only because I am moving from three nice guitars to one extremely nice. If anyone is interested in pictures and specs please email me

New LoPrinzi LR 50

I was lucky enough to aquire a LR 50 today from a friend in a trade. He told me it was a 1973 and was close with the builder. It plays nice but could use the truss rod adjusted...Neck may have a slight bow...Was wondering if anyone could give me info about this guitar...Wood? collectability? Value...thanks

Original Augie Flamingo - Built in Flemington NJ

I worked with Augie in the barbershop in Flemington NJ as a teenager and have an original he gave me prior to my joining the Navy. Needs a little work but still playable.

Your guitar

Give me a call if you are thinking of selling 4152861318 or an email

Your LoPrinzi, H.C.H.S., the first shop

Hi Bob, I remember you from H.C.H.S. I was Class of 67. Mark Levine, whose parents apparently owned the building the shop was in, took me to see the shop. I finally bought my first Augustino 9 years ago and it is a steel string CM-36. I really love it. Now I am beginning classical guitar lessons and would like to find one of Augie's to play. Is yours a classical? Let me know what you have been up to all these years, and also tell me about the guitar, whether it is classical or not. All the best, Joy

If you are selling a LoPrinzi or Augustino

I more than likely will have an interest in making an offer. I am still collecting them and playing them. If in need of repair, I have a great luthier in my area for bringing them back to life.
Especially interested in the early ones from Cane Farm days. Just drop me an email and I will respond.


LoPrinzi 6 steel string acoustic

I have a LoPrinzi (I believe it is an LM or LR 6). I am the original owner and purchased it new in 1975. Birdseye maple body and mahogany neck. Good shape. A very unique sound, not too bright or dark, but rich in tone. I recorded with it in Nashville and other places and rarely play it since I toured in the early eighties. Original hard case. If you are interested, I can send photos or other detail. I plan on listing at Elderly Music in Northern Indiana or Gruen in Nashville. I never use this instrument and it is among many that I am tired of moving around the country when I only perform with my favorite 5 or 6 these days.

Your Lo Prinzi guitar

If you can contact me via email or phone, we can talk about the LM from '75. My phone is listed below in this email list as well.


Signed Augustino AR-40 for sale

Purchased my Augustino AR-40 from Califon House of Guitars in 1985. Hardly ever played. Mint condition. Rosewood back, mahogany neck. Augie signed the inside for me.
Hard shell case...
Let me know if interested

the ar40

Hello Frank Send me an email or call my cell.. 415 286 1318 pictures if you can.

Lo Prinzi International Concert

Hi John,

I have the above which is by far in no need of repair. I am interested in selling, any ideas?

Thank you

Bonnie, your guitar

Feel free to contact me re: the guitar. I may buy it or may be able to tell you the approx value.

LoPrinzi LR15

Bought my LR15 in 1975 from Dean Markley, in Santa Clara, CA. It's an "augie", has his logo and signature on the label.
Also bought a Guild F-412.
I've played them both a ton, since then.
The LoPrinzi is maybe the most balanced sounding guitar I've ever played. All the way up the neck. Pitch is right on the money.
It has a nice deep bass, rich mids, and absolutely crystal clean highs.
You guys who have one of these, know what I mean.
Fortunately, I guess, I've never had a problem with the neck.
I recently put a set of Power Pins on it and it is amazing. Bumped up the volume without any distortion or loss of tone quality.
I've also got an '85 D-28 Martin and the LoPrinzi is every bit its equal.
Guy who does my guitar work met Donna at the last show and had to tell her how nice my LR15 is. several of my musician buddies who've played mine have picked up their own.

I am still seeking A LoPrinzi guitars

If you have one you are thinking of selling, please drop me an email. or call 415-286-1318

Loprinzi ar-38

Just bought a loprinzi at-38 with the serial number 0992 it sounds unbelievable could anyone tell me what year it is Thank you

age of the guitar

1982 or 1983 would be my best guess.

A LoPrinzi VR10 1974

I am considering selling my Classical A LoPrinzi. It is Indian Rosewood and was purchased in May 1974. Numbered and signed. I believe the value is high from the research I have been doing. Are you still in the market? Happy Monday! Thanks!

'74 Lindy

Give me a call 4152861318 or an email

Augie f24

Any interest in roundbacks? Ive got a lovely f24 I'd consider selling


Send me some pictures to

See if it is one I would want.


Your LR-15...

So what is the serial # for yours? I have had some low # and some 4000 #.. All have a tone that is superior to just about another maker. I like to find them, get them fixed as needed and then send them back into the world. Had 10 at one time, now have 4 that I hold dear. Likely going to buy a few more if possible. The early early ones with the classical type build are usually exceptional, sometimes beat up. I have 3 that are custom builds, koa, mahogany, and EIR. Quality of the woods is wonderful, and they never go out of tune. Clarity of the trebles are filled with nuance.

Am looking for a Baptistown build at present and hopefully a classical model as a nylon non-dread size.

Augustino AR-38 series #0482 for sale

I have an Augustino LoPrinzi AR-38 serial #0482 signed by Augie, guitar belongs to my father who bought it new. He has Parkinson's and can no longer play, and unfortunately wants to sell it. I don't currently have photos but can send by email soon. Condition is near perfec, located in Melbourne Beach, FL. If anyone is interested, please contact me at or (321)505-0981 to make an offer.


For sale

I have a Lm-15 signed by Augie LoPrinzi guitar, made in 1974 Rosemont NJ. Great guitar, sounds band plays awesome. If interested in buying please call me 919-633-7384 or email I can send pictures.

LoPrinzi LR-25

I have a LoPrinzi LR-25 that I bought in a pawnshop in 1983. Serial Number 3487. Signed by T. LoPrinzi, label says "A LoPrinzi" made in Plainsboro NJ.
It's fun to play. It has a very narrow neck and a nice tone - loud and bright. It's rosewood and spruce, and looks identical to a D-28. I'd be grateful for any information that anyone could provide about this instrument.

LR 25 Tom LoPrinzi

I believe this instrument was built during the AMF era. This was also the period when AMF owned Harley Davidson. Under Maark Corporation.

At the time I bought my LR-25 the distributor was selling Taylor and LoPrinzi. Since I was in Arlington VA, I bought the LoPrinzi. I love this guitar. Many have played it, and love it as well.

I had heard a rumor that Tom assisted Taylor into production as a consultant, but never read anything to verify that.

This was a "venture capital" effort by Maark. Tom was attempting to compete with Martin, as their quality was in decline and many other attempted to compete with Martin, including Mossman and Gurian. (Maybe not compete, but they saw an opportunity to build a better instrument).

Larry Coryell favored the LoPrinzi guitar, and was pictured on many LoPrinzi brochures.

There has been many references on the internet as to how hard it was for Augie to get his "name" back, from the Maark Corporation.

There's alot of history about Tom and Augie... I'm sure you can easily find information.

Augie and his daughter, Donna are world class luthiers. I have a certain satisfaction knowing that Donna still builds instruments. Perhaps one day, I'll buy one from her.


I have a 2003 Pinnacle that I really love. I'm just mentioning this to join any conversation about Augustino LoPrinzi's work.
The tone and volume of this guitar is the most balanced throughout the range of any guitar I have ever played.

Loprinzi guitars

AMF/Maark took control of Loprinzi sometime back in the early 70's (about 1973 I think). Augie left and opened a shop next door (had refused to sign a non-compete and hated the way they were building guitars). There he built guitars under the "Augustino" name. Tom stayed with AMF and they eventually killed the business in 1980. Augie later went to AMF and managed to get the family name back for a buck and a repair of a banjo for one of their big shots. The AMF product is not the same quality by a long shot, but Donna should be able to give you some insight.

LM-15-12 LoPrinzi guitar

I bought my LoPrinzi LM-15-12 back in 1980. Signed by T. LoPrinzi. I quit playing YEARS ago, so I'm going to part with my instruments and books. I'm starting to get information on what they are worth (my LM-15-12 and Silvertone Jupiter) and will soon get them to new homes. Just wondering if anyone is seriously interested in my LM-15-12. Very little wear, but has a small crack on the bottom end of the fingerboard due to some humidity problems between relocating for employment. I tried to contact LoPrinzi in Florida about any information they could give me about the guitar but they ignored all requests I sent them. There is no serial number on the label inside the guitar, only a number #4711 on the key envelope, but I still have the original sales receipt from Aspen Grove Sound in Rapid City, SD.



Augustino CM-36

I just ran across a CM-36 Serial number 0336. Says Augustino on headstock and Baptistown New Jersey and signed Augie inside. Its in great shape. Mahogany Back and Sides with an ebony fingerboard, mahogany neck with Grover Tuners. Any idea what its worth. Its for sale.


I have a CM - 36 made app.1977,the tag inside says Rosemont. But I think it was Itactually made @ the Cane Farm Shop.
It is a Honduran Mahogany box (sides & back) the top is super - tight grain Sitka Spruce........very nice.
African Ebony fingerrboard.
S/N 0126
Exceptional guitar,wouldnt trade it for the world.
My only regret was not having bought several of them "back then" when they sold for between 2& 3 hundred dollars.
the more it gets played the better it sounds!


So you have #0126--funny I should run into you--I've got #0128. I think I bought it summer 1976. Best guitar in the store at that time.

Can i ask if you've ever had the neck adjusted? Donna LoPrinzi recently told me it's got a truss rod that would need a 3/8" socket, but my luthier said it looks like it might not be a truss rod, too low in his estimation. Another site (for one for sale) mentions that they didn't have a rod, and that his neck was reset. I wondered if you might have some first-hand experience of units from that date range. Thought I'd ask around before telling him to "crank it back!"


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