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1992 Douglas Ching #216 Spruce CSA
1992 Douglas Ching #216 Spruce CSA

1992 Douglas Ching #216 Spruce CSA


A beautifully clear and elegant voice, full of musicality and expression.

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1992 Douglas Ching #216 Spruce CSA


Model 1992 Douglas Ching #216 Spruce CSA
Condition Pre-Owned
Scale 650mm compensated
Finish French Polish
Tuners Rodgers
Case HSC

Tone Woods

Top Spruce
Sides/Back CSA Rosewood
Neck Spanish Mahogany
Bridge CSA Rosewood
Head Plate CSA Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Maple (various and dyed)


Nut Width 54mm
String Spacings 44mm – 50mm – 58mm (1st fret, 12th fret, bridge)
Neck Depths 22mm – 26mm (1st fret – 12th fret)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19″
Upper bout Width 10 3/4″
Lower bout Width 14 3/8″
Body depths 3 3/4″ & 4 1/4″
Waist Width 9 1/2″
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 8oz.
Action 3.75mm & 3.25mm low E to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES Ineligible due to CSA woods and year

1992 Douglas Ching #216 Spruce CSA


When the owner brought me the guitar, I was a touch skeptical, given her wear on the top and a separation of the back seam, issues I am going to address.  My skepticism disappeared the moment I heard the guitar.  It was immediately apparent that I was holding a gem in my hands, one that needs my attention.  Her sound is sublime, with power, grace and elegance.  A musicality that is very difficult to achieve, Douglas has done a masterful job.  She is setup wonderfully, allowing for an ease of play along with concert level forcefulness.

Her condition is as described and illustrated in the photos to the best of my ability.  There is honest playing wear on the top, and within certain section of the back and sides.  A plastic golpe type material on the bottom side of the guitar to allow for a leg stand apparatus.  There is the slightest separation of the back seam that can be felt if running one’s finger back and forth across the seam, but she is expertly repaired and stable with excellent diamond cleating.  Playing wear on the back of the guitar is evident as well.  The guitar is listed and priced as is, but if I repair her, she will go for at least $8K or more.  She is that good, and wholly worthy of attention.  Everything is stable and reparable.  Full disclosure, all the time!  Richard



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 – d-ching-216 – Wow is all I would have to say.  I love this guitar, one of those that I keep for myself, ala Daffy Duck, mine mine mine, all mine!  LOL  Great guitar, fun to play.  You can hear how alive she is immediately.  Articulate, expressive, musical.  Douglas is a true master.



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or 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.

Free USPS International Priority Shipping to CANADA – Use Code “freeshipcanada” at Checkout! – this promo code offers $75 off the price of your cart, which offsets most shipping to Canada – good only for purchases above $3500 – Only for use where guitars are shipped to Canadian addresses.

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



This guitar carries a NO Warranty as she is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in