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1968 Felix Manzanero Cedar CSA


Felix Manzanero 1968 Cedar CSA

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1968 Felix Manzanero Cedar CSA


Model1968 Felix Manzanero Cedar CSA Signed by the Master Builder
ConditionVintage Instrument – pre-owned
FinishShellac top with Lacquer Back/Sides
TunersGotoh Machines 35G510P Series w/Ebony buttons
CaseHardshell Humicase Protege humidified Single Arch Top Case – Black leather look, nice!

Tone Woods

TopSelect Cedar beautifully aged and quite dark
Sides/BackCSA Rosewood – quarter-sawn, straight grain, ruddy looking with deep chocolate browns in excellent condition
BridgeCSA Rosewood
RosetteManzanero rosette work
BracingMadrid Manzanero Bracing
Purfling/InlaysCSA Rosewood including headstock


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing45mm-50mm-57mm – 1st fret – 12th fret – bridge
Overall length39 1/2″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout width11″
Waist Width9 3/8″
Lower bout width14 1/2″
Body depth3 7/8″ & 4 1/8″ upper to lower bout
Weight3lbs. 6oz.
Action3.9mm & 3.2mm low E high E 12th unfretted
CITESIneligible – paperwork is not available for this guitar

1968 Felix Manzanero Cedar CSA


I’ll write more when I record with her.  Nice guitar!

A couple of things.  She has strap pegs installed in the butt and side of neck.  She also has been ported.  Nice job, and I believe it helps the guitar, not that she needed it.  The guitar sounds incredible.  She has honest playing wear, but nothing structural except for a known and stable fissure on the back lower bout.  Photos will show you quite a bit of what you might need to see.

Please call me at 631-335-5447 if you need further information about this guitar or any of the guitars mentioned.  Rich


About Felix Manzanero

Another of the great master builders from the Ramirez 1A family, Felix Manzanero moved on to his own facility, building master level instruments.

Built in 1968, using the finest materials available to him, you will find this guitar to be a gem in terms of sound and playability.  The action is higher closer to 5mm, but the guitar plays very easily.

She is a bit bigger in the depths, probably accounting for her old school boom in the basses. She is so beautiful, one of those guitars you wish you could keep out of her case and just look at her, being inspired to play it.

She is deep sounding, beautifully balanced, with clear trebles that sing. The neck is perfect.  It doesn’t get much better than this in an aged and mature instrument built by one of the great masters.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended

MP3 Audio – 200124-Felix Manzanero 1968 Cedar CSA – seriously nice guitar, with a beauty of a voice.  She is so fat and round sounding with sing in the trebles.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1




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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 extra sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a 3 Month Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar as it is Pre-Owned

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in