1972 Manuel Contreras Cedar CSA

$5,495.00

Manuel Contreras Sr. Cedar w/CSA dating from 1972

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1972 Manuel Contreras Cedar CSA

Model 1972 Manuel Contreras Cedar CSA
Condition  Pre-Owned – Very good condition – see description below
Scale 660 mm
Finish Lacquer – catalyzed
Tuners Fustero
Case TKL type Double Arched Black HSC – good shape

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back CSA RW – old school – straight, dark and ruddy Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge CSA RW
Fingerboard Ebony

Measurements

Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm – 57mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length 39 5/8″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout 11 1/8″
Lower bout 14 5/8″
Waist Width 9 1/4″
Body depth 3 11/16″ &  3 7/8″
Weight 3lbs. & 8 oz.
Action 4.0mm & 3.3mm low E to high E, 12th unfretted
CITES Ineligible – paperwork is not available for this guitar – Please read the Link to the left

1972 Manuel Contreras Cedar CSA

Comments

This is a great example of the Contreras workshop, before his double tapa exploratory work.  This is old school MG Contreras, signed, clearly a 1A, more in the style of Ramirez, as Manuel continued his experimental work.

The guitar is very clean, with nominal fingernail marking on the top, in and around the rosette.  The CSA is superb, old school, not highly figured, but straight-ish, with only a slight curve, lending an instant attractiveness to its overall coloration.  The bracing is an unusual, but not for Manuel, 4 fan with sound bars.  This emphasizes a large bass response, but not over-powering the mids or the trebles.

Setup is quite good, tweaked by me, cleaned, polished, frets dressed and shined up, where the guitar plays fast and furious. The guitar was reconditioned, where the back was re-sealed, refinished thinner than originally done, and the top finish was reconditioned as well, thinner again, French Polished, allowing her to be louder and more resonant.  Smallish dents in and around the rosette, nominal and honest play wear.  All rather tiny and hard to see, especially photographically.  I will take quadrant shots of the guitar for your convenience.

Obviously, all first class material used by the Spanish master, the guitar is an excellent example of his work from the early 1970’s.

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Media

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended

MP3 Audio – Coming Soon!

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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Video

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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 extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich

Warranty:

This classical guitar carries a No warranty as the guitar is Pre-Owned

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in