1995 Ottavio Caiazzo #80 Spruce EIRW


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

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1995 Ottavio Caiazzo #80 Spruce EIRW


Model1995 Ottavio Caiazzo #80 Spruce EIRW
FinishFrench Polish
TunersI’m not certain of these but they are pretty and high functioning
CaseHeavy Duty HSC

Tone Woods

Sides/BackEIRW Rosewood (known as East Indian Rosewood)
NeckSpanish Mahogany
BridgeIndian Rosewood
Head PlateIndian Rosewood
BindingMaple (various and dyed)


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings44mm – 51mm – 58mm (1st fret, 12th fret, bridge)
Neck Depths22mm – 26mm (1st fret – 12th fret)
Overall length39 1/2″
Body length19 “
Upper bout Width11 3/8″
Lower bout Width15″
Body depths 4″ & 4 3/16″
Waist Width9 1/2″
Guitar Weight3lbs. & 9oz.
Action4.1mm & 3.4mm low E to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITESNot Required for these woods – please read link to left

1995 Ottavio Caiazzo #80 Spruce EIRW


This guitar has an interesting history, being the last guitar built by the well known Italian luthier Ottavio Caiazzo.  The full history of the  guitar is listed in a link below.

I had the opportunity to talk with Marco, the owner of this guitar, who used it in his unique style of play, a well known Modern Multi-Stylist in the Euro region of the world.  The opportunity to see a guitar by Caiazzo was too much, one of my many prompts to get my butt over to the GFA this year, in NYC.  I was not disappointed, as the guitar is a singing, projecting beast worthy of Ottavio’s name.  Marseglia almost reluctantly finished the guitar, which consisted of fretting, setting up and some final polishing, as the guitar sat for a spell, hanging unfinished in Ottavio’s workshop.   Aniello Desiderio prompted Alessandro to finish the guitar, “Give her a voice!”  Good man, great player!

She really is spectacular.  Such a voice, ease of play, especially for a 660mm.  You just don’t feel that you are playing a big guitar, until you hear it.  Then, you know you are playing a beast.

This instrument remains in excellent playing condition showing only some very light wear and no damage or repair. The very thin finish shows some small finger marks to the top below the soundhole and a few dings and dents overall, but no major wear. This is a fine performance instrument, a unique if somewhat accidental collaboration between two of modern Italy’s best-regarded luthiers. Overall Excellent Condition.

You may read a post, written by Alessandro Marseglia, regarding the history of this guitar here



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

Please NOTE that photos of all “production guitars” are stock photos, taken randomly for our numerous selection of guitars, whether they be from Kenny Hill – Esteve – Adalid or others.  It is virtually impossible and arduous to photograph each of our available production guitars. I am, however, happy to take a few photos for you of any particular guitar with which your are interested.

Also, measurements of string spacing and nut width are also approximate, as they can be “slightly” different from guitar to guitar.  They may be factory made (meaning down the line factory) but humans are still doing much of this work and it is NOT an exact science.

Handcrafted instruments are photographed and listed individually, usually identified by a serial number, date and or some other combination.

MP3 Audio – 231012-1995 Ottavio Caiazzo 80 Spruce EIRW – an incredibly beautiful, colorful, projecting guitar.  She’s even better a few months later!  You can hear my reactions in the recording.  Amazing instrument.



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US or anywhere else.

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose UPS 2nd Day Air or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx/UPS options (simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  Thank you!

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, 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

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich@savageclassical.com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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