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1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA
1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA

1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA


Beautiful, powerful and simply musical!

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1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA


Model 1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA
Condition Pre-Owned – Very Good condition
Scale 652 mm Compensated
Finish French Polish
Tuners Sloanes
Case Visesnut – Active Series w/Case Cover included (brand new)

Tone Woods

Top Select Cedar DT – cedar underneath
Sides/Back CSA RW
Neck Honduran Mahogany
Bridge Rosewood
Head Plate Rosewoods
Fingerboard African Ebony – naturally elevated FB
Binding Original pattern wood mosaic with side purflings,
rosettes are handmade using solid woods
Purflings Ebonies and Snakewood


Nut Width 53mm at the nut, 62 neck width at the 12th fret
String Spacings 45m – 50mm – 57.5mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout width 11″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Waist width 9 1/4″
Body depths 3 13/16″ Upper Bout & 3 15/16″ Lower Bout
Action 4.1mm to 3.5mm Low E to High E at 12th fret( unfretted )
Weight  3lbs and 2oz. very light
CITES  Ineligible due to Brazilian RW content – please read link to left

1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA


Matthias Damman is a name that all know in the world of classical guitar.  The master and frontrunner to the Double Top Genre, his guitars are light, responsive and quite powerful.  The surprise for me was that this is also a most sensitive instrument, capable of tremendous nuance, subtlety, vibrato and every color imaginable.

The action is moderately low at 3.5mm at the low E 12th fret and 3.1mm at the treble E 12th fret.  Unusual for Matthias, but possibly a feature of his earlier guitars, is that the scale length is 650mm (652mm compensated) with a nut width of about 53mm.  He generally builds a bigger guitar, in the 660-664mm scale variety post 2000.  Overall, I find the guitar very easy to play, very musical and quite powerful in her voice.

The guitar was owned by one individual who clearly played and enjoyed this guitar.  There is clear evidence of play wear all around the top.  There is a golpe installed around the rosette area as well.  There are a few nail marks in and around the top, a ding here and there, and a few string rash marks behind the bridge treble E string.  Given 24 years of age, not surprising.  I buffed and polished the back, but have left her in original condition.  The back is in very good condition, showing us nothing structural, and remarkably, very little play wear.  My photos will show you everything of import as I always do.  Full transparency, zero games, you know the drill.

This is an amazing guitar of great character, capable of playing the softest tones to fortissimo, projection and volume like few, play that is highly enviable.  An amazing guitar.

The fact of the matter is that Matthias now has a 10-13 year waiting list.  Yikes!  A close friend of mine has just placed an order with him, confirming a 13 year wait for his guitar.  This does have the unfortunate effect of inflating prices for those guitars new or old, that are available.  The other very important difference is that this guitar is superb, truly superb.  Bear in mind that the mic has no eyes.  I could perform with this guitar for the rest of my life and be most content.

Notice that I publish all my prices.  No “Inquire”.  I have found people taking advantage of my transparency, but I don’t wish to waste anyone’s time.  Please return the favor.  Thanks kindly.  Please write to me or call me at 631-335-5447.  My email is below.  Rich



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 –  191008-1995 Matthias Damman Cedar CSA – everything I wrote above is accurate.  I just tool around, nothing really structured, just exploring and demonstrating the various ranges, depth, and quite frankly, the soul of this extraordinary guitar.

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 included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx 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. Rich



This classical guitar carries NO warranty from the Luthier as she is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in