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1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA
1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA

1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA


1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA – singing with the angels, baby.  Nice guitar

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1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA


Model 1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA
Condition Very Good – see below for comments
Scale 655 mm
Finish Oil Varnish in the Velazquez style – gorgeous patina on this guitar
Tuners Landstorfers
Case Original MV HSC – used

Tone Woods

Top Select Master Grade German Spruce Bear Claw
Sides/Back CSA Rosewood
Neck Mahogany
Bridge Ebony
Head Plate Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony


Nut Width  51mm
String Spacing  44.5mm-49.5mm-56mm @ 1st fret – 12th fret – bridge
Overall length  38 5/8″
Body length  19″
Upper bout width  11″
Lower bout width  14 3/8″
Waist Width  9 1/4″”
Body depths  3 5/8″ & 3 7/8″
Action  3.2mm & 2.75mm low E & high E 12th fret unfretted
Weight  3lbs. & 6oz.
CITES  Eligible – $200 fee to process – read link to the left

1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA


The guitar is quite beautiful.  One owner all of her life.  The owner had the guitar repaired on the back, cleats, all professionally done, very stable, and accurately documented, with paperwork.  The patina on this guitar is gorgeous.

The sound is superb, mellowed and melodious, highly musical and expressive.  She is setup quite low as well, 3.2mm at the low E and 2.5mm at the high E 12th fret, unfretted.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 190606-1959 Manuel Velazquez #17 Spruce CSA – smooth sounding as melted butter, the age and maturity are tough to match.  Setup to play fast, she’s a dream.  Clarity with warmth and projection.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always included in your purchase price.
Insured USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC 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

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries NO warranty as it is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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