“I build my guitars in the Spanish Tradition – ‘neck joined to body by slots cut into neck’. All instruments are handmade and hand finished. The French Polish Technique is used as a finish because I believe it enhances the total sound of the instrument. There is also a lifetime guarantee on the finish (under normal wear).”
All master grade woods are used and you have a choice of: soundboards, back and sides, binding and body styles. Ebony fingerboards are used exclusively on my instruments, but if you prefer something else, they are listed under Specs/Options. At present I use Rubner, Schaller, and Gotoh tuning machines. Gilbert, Alessi, and Rodgers tuning machines can be Installed as an option.
All of my Instruments are constructed with the exclusive use of hand tools.
Power tools are used only to bring the rough wood to working conditions.
I have nothing against the use of machinery(other than the noise) but I love the feel of an edge tool.. I also prefer to feel the wood as It’s being worked.
I have an extensive Inventory of woods. A large majority is kept in a specially climate controlled room while another portion is kept in the shop, where the humidity is at a constant 45%.
The shop batch is usually what I will be constructing Instruments with within a years time. Temperature and humidity must be constantly monitored.
Please ask for Rich
385 Central Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
Please Note that NYS Sales Tax only applies to NY State Residents. Sales Tax is NOT a concern if your billing address is anywhere outside of NY. Ignore any Sales Tax that shows in your Cart or Checkout, as it will not apply once you continue Checking Out. Thanks
US Buyers - You might see high numbers for shipping. Please input your actual address and the Shipping Options/Cost will change to reflect current USPS/FedEx charges for the type of package. All Credit Card (CC) info must be exact. Thank you!
International Buyers - Once in your Checkout you will see $199 Flat Rate shipping cost. Put in your actual address and the Shipping Options/Cost will change to reflect current USPS charges for the type of package. You must use PayPal and be verified with them. Thanks again.
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Shipping on orders is no longer Free as costs have gone up considerably. Please ignore any listing that says Free Shipping as it takes time to update the numerous pages on the site. Also, please DO NOT use Media Mail for shipping a guitar or case. That is not how it works? Please use an appropriate shipping method for your purchase! Thank you kindly for your understanding.
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Our Mailing Address for all correspondence and guitars is:
Savage Classical Guitar
385 Central Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
Shipping Costs to US & International Destinations
Shipping Costs have become expensive to the point where we have to charge for the service. I have made available USPS & FedEx rates for Guitar and Case shipping.
USE USPS Priority or FedEx Ground - other delivery windows and rates are available to you once you put your Zip Code into the Checkout Dialog
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