Small Scale Guitars
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Savage Classical Guitar – being one of the largest and most respected classical guitar dealers in the world, offers for sale some of the finest instruments available to the playing public. Peruse my catalog of available luthier crafted handmade classical guitars and see and listen to the difference that a knowledgeable and caring dealer can make in your decision process.
This category will display for you all of the Classical Guitars available to you via my site and studio that are what we term “Smaller Scale Guitars” that are less than 650mm in Scale Length or what some might call Standard Scale Length Guitars. This would be classical guitars that have a scale length of 645mm -640mm – 635mm – 630mm – 628mm and so on. These can be production guitars, such as Kenny Hill Estudios and Players, or Concert Made instruments by reknowned luthiers.
In my decades of fitting guitars to players, one constant has been the struggle that people with smaller hands have had with guitars that are not fitted to them or their hands/body type. A general guideline for most to follow is based on the stretch of your hand. Comfortably outstretched, measure the distance from the tip of your thumb to your pinky, much as when children (or parents 🙂 draw the outline of their hands on a piece of paper.
9″ span or more = 650mm scale length
8″ – 9″ span = 640mm scale length
7″ – 8″ span = 628mm – 630mm scale length
6″ – 7″ span = 615mm scale length
and so on, dropping about 10-15mm in scale length per inch of span less
Kenny Hill makes a number of high quality production guitars fitting the 640mm – 615mm scale length. Solid woods in the Player Series, priced at in and around $1800-2200, are highly recommended, always including a quality Hard Shell Case (HSC) and a handy accessory package compliments of us.
Feel free to call Rich Sayage at 631-335-5447 to talk classical guitar – flamenco guitar and acoustic guitar – it’s my favorite thing to do…helping you to find your perfect guitar at the best possible price. I am also able to accurately spec and special order a guitar for you from any luthier that I work with, while saving you at least 10% on your purchase price. Give me a call and we can figure it out together.
Please use the Search Bar (upper right) to search for a Luthier Name that you’re interested in and wish to research. Also, under About (top menu), you can hover and see a Luthier Page of the makers I have available for your convenience, with info and listings links attached. That same link is available to you under Classical Guitars – Classical Guitar Luthiers
All guitars of any kind, price, category include Free Shipping to the 50US – a Premium Hard Shell Case – Polishing Cloth and extra strings.
The type of guitar purchased increases the value of the accessory package I include with every purchase – headstock tuner, humidifier, polish, arm sleeve, additional sets of strings, etc, all designed to help you enjoy, maintain and protect your guitar without nickel and diming you. This has always been my way of saying an extra thank you for doing business with me. Everyone I’ve dealt with has always commented and appreciated the “extra bag of accessories” I send with every guitar.
Thank you for visiting my site, my very personal classical guitar portal to the world. I truly look forward to speaking with and helping you to find your next extraordinary guitar. Rich Sayage
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2018 Wolfgang Jellinghaus Signature #1803 Cedar DT Granadillos 640mm$3,995.00
2023 Vicente Carrillo Gabriela II Cedar DT Madagascar RW 640mm Left Handed$7,995.00
2023 Vicente Carrillo Herencia Cedar Madagascar RW 640$7,995.00
Vicente Carrillo India Estudio Cedar EIRW 640mm Lefty$2,695.00
Vicente Carrillo India Estudio Cedar EIRW 640mm$2,495.00
Vicente Carrillo India 1A Primera Cedar EIRW 640mm$3,995.00
2023 Steve Porter #52 Spruce EIRW 640mm$8,995.00
2023 Kevin Aram Torres Marlene Spruce EIRW 650mm$12,495.00
Kenny Hill Player Series Fingerstyle 640mm 48mm Cedar Pickup$2,395.00
2022 Kenny Hill Signature #4356 Cedar DT EIRW 640mm$8,995.00
2019 John Ray #226 Cedar Brazilian RW 640mm$7,495.00
2022 Zebulon Turrentine #76 Elegy Cedar Wenge 640$7,995.00