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November 2018 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

November 2018 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy November everyone!  Hope you are all well.  The cold weather doesn’t creep, it exists, permeating my area of the country.  Humidifiers are already on?  Yikes!!

OK, on to business.  Guitars keep coming to me.  Most I like, some I return.  A guitar has to meet my exacting standards or it has to leave.  Very simple.

One of my guys here in the gallery did an analysis of guitar dealers around the world, classical guitar specialists.  Our closest competitor of fine classical guitars has 72 Concert level instruments available!   Very nice guitars indeed, if not a bit over-priced?

We have over 240 Concert Level guitars here, and I mean, they live here in my gallery, all filtered by me personally!  Yes sir, we are, without any doubt, the largest gallery in the world catering to a discerning clientele on both sides of the guitar, luthier and player.  Goes to show, taking care of people, I mean, really taking care of them, pays beautiful dividends.  Here’s the scary part…I’ve turned away many guitars in the past few months.  We could easily eclipse 250-300 instruments if I allow it.  It was on my mind, I had to say it out loud.   Thank you to everyone who trusts us with their beautiful guitars.

My journal entry for my amazing trip to Rome begins here.

My main focus this month is to do a ton of recording and video work, getting the site up to speed, again.

We have also provided for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

I have re-introduced our own model of classical guitars – the Savage Classical Guitar Model 5 and Model 10 with a sale price of $2195 for the Model 10 and $1695 for the Model 5.  Madrid style bracing and build, it’s like a Ramirez 1A without all the fuss and muss.

I have also developed a line of basic but high quality strings under our labelSavage Classical Guitar Strings –  Very affordable, very straightforward nylon strings that anyone can use.  Total pound pressure of 80lbs (Flamenco – Low Tension) – 85lbs (Normal Tension) – 90lbs (High Tension).

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are fully stocked as well.

PegHed Machines have also been re-stocked -prices went up significantly.  Sorry.

New issues with International Shipping.  Very Important for International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any International Credit Card as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD.  Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

As always, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  Really really.  See list below.  Yikes!!   I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

An exciting development has actually happened, where the great Tony Acosta of Luthiers in NYC is getting out of the business, offering me the majority of his stable of classical guitars.  Customers of Luthiers should contact me personally for any and all Consignments and or sales going forward.
Tony and I agreed in principle to have his museum level guitars consigned here starting in a few weeks, where we will bring in 4-6 at at time, including Simplicio – Torres – and many other great historic names.
I’ve brought in Dieter Hopf – John Price – Tom Malapanis – Juan Hernandez – and many guitars from Manuel Adalid as well as his Esteve line (which I’ve already represented).

  • I updated the Classical Guitar Care page to reflect some further thoughts, as I’m getting some feedback about neck shrinkage, causing those sticky frets at the end.  Yikes.  Humidity is important.  The guitar (your guitars) need to be at and around 50% RH …. all…the….time!  One bad day makes a difference.  I work hard to keep the gallery at 50% RH.  The latest is the Vornado EVap 4 gallon version.  What a good machine (so far).
  • 10-29-2018 – Glenn Nichols of Retrograde Guitars out of Norfolk, MA is sending me one of his high end Jazz Archtops.  Photos and details to follow.  She’s pretty.
  • 10-30-2018 – Happy pre-Halloween?  LOL – Video sessions from Professor Douglas Rubio and Hannah Murphy are finally coming on line.  See updates below within the recording section of this update.
  • 11-04-2018 – Photography and some office maintenance, keeping the gallery clean and spotless.
  • 11-09-2018 – now that the weather has turned fugly, I’m back to playing more and recording.  Updates below under Recordings.
  • 11-10-2018 – My good friend, colleague and long time assistant, Dan Bouza is getting married today, to his high school and actual sweetheart, Joy Vinluan.  My best wishes to both of them.  Their wedding party should be a blast, looking forward to it.
  • 11-14-2018 – I’ve been spending time setting up my new office, my personal space is what I mean.  New furniture, cabinetry, desk, chairs, etc.  Takes more time than you would imagine!  Yikes!
  • 11-15-2018 – a 2013 Anders Sterner Spruce w/CSA – Alessis is coming tomorrow!  Nice.
  • 11-16-2018 – A new guitar by Italian luthier Michele della Giustina is set to arrive after Thanksgiving!
  • 11-20-2018 – a 2013 Anders Sterner Spruce w/CSA just arrived
  • 11-21-2018 – A new TURKEY Sale is in force as of today!  Use code “turkey2018” to receive an additional 10% off any of 80 or so guitars in our new category “Turkey2018
  • 11-27-2018 – a 2006 Bob Desmond Cutaway with LR Baggs Lyric pickup installed.  Beautiful looking guitar
  • 11-29-2018 – I’ve begun engraving my Book of Sketches.  Very excited, as I’ve almost finished my personal office, having setup an Engraving Station on my desk.  I’m just finishing Sketch #3, with 3 more to go.  I’ll also do a TAB version of the book.

New or Expected Guitars

These lists of photography and other media will continually be added to, for the purpose of archives and easy search.  Additions will be at the bottom of each list.  Thanks, Rich

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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