#10 Western Red Cedar and Indian Rosewood (student)

Number 10 is a powerful and even sounding large sized Classical guitar.  This is designed as a student instrument, as I strive to also have affordable guitars for student players.  All of the materials used are great quality, so there is no shortcut in the materials that go into this guitar.  I just know how hard it is to get a good quality student guitar at an affordable price.  I try to build one affordable instrument per year.

This instrument was entered into the Design In Wood competition at the San Diego County Fair in 2018.  It won 2nd place out of 18 different instruments.  All of the other instruments that won awards were extremely decorated with inlay.  This instrument rose high in the pack just on finish, sound, and playability.  The judges just loved it, and so will you.

It has the following characteristics:

  • Western Red Cedar top.  Perfectly quartersawn with no runout, and gentle silking throughout.
  • East Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Honduran Mahogany neck.
  • East Indian Rosewood fingerboard and head plate
  • Yucatan Rosewood bridge
  • 645mm scale length, 52mm nut width, 43 mm center to center string spacing at nut
  • Partial 20th fret for upper 2 strings
  • Sound port added on bass side
  • Mother of Pearl fingerboard side dot on 7th fret
  • Ramirez inspired asymmetrical bracing
  • Rubner tuners with inboard “Rubner Rollers” to make tuning easy

Available: $2200

Here’s a link to a few sound clips played by myself on this instrument (sorry I’m not a better player!)  Recorded on a cheap USB microphone onto Audacity on my laptop without any equalization or modification. The music player works well with most browsers, but oddly doesn’t work with Internet Explorer 11.

Sagreras Study Volume 3, Lesson 1:

Carcassi Study #3 (first half):