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2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez Sueno #157 Spruce CSA ex. Pepe Romero
2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez Sueno #157 Spruce CSA ex. Pepe Romero

2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez Sueno #157 Spruce CSA

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Master Luthier 2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez “Sueno” #157 – superb woods, workmanship, the ultimate in artisan ability and musicianship

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2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez Sueno #157 Spruce CSA ex. Pepe Romero


Model 2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez Sueno #157
Condition Excellent – see description below
Scale 664 mm
Finish French Polished
Tuners Fustero
Case VGV HSC (or at least similar)  – black leather look

Tone Woods

Top German Spruce
Sides/Back CSA RW – highly figured and detailed
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge CSA RW w/18 hole tie block
Head Plate CSA RW
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Maples & various other woods – dyed – see photos


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 51mm – 59mm (1st- 12th – Bridge)
Overall length 39 1/4″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout width 11″
Waist width 9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depths 3 1/2″ &  4″ (upper and lower bouts)
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 12 oz.

2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez Sueno #157 Spruce CSA ex. Pepe Romero


Just Arrived! So yes, this guitar was owned and played by Pepe Romero.  See photo of interior labels.  There’s a reason.  The guitar is gorgeous, clear and powerful with expression.  Very clear.  The guitar is opening up while I play her, getting to know the expression and feel of the instrument.  The binding work is superb, as is the inlay on the back, where the maple and binding weave is through and through to the internals of the guitar.  As the owner mentions, remarkable level of craftsmanship.  The headstock has the shape of the Pomegranate fruit, fitting, as Granada means pomegranate in Spanish.  The guitar has a level of craftsmanship that is rarely seen, with a sound and feel to match.  This is a special guitar in a small series of “Sueno” (dream) that Rafael built to commemorate the infamous Joaquin Ruiz of the late 1800’s.  I also see that another from the same year is available (elsewhere) for an incredible $14000?  OK, it’s a great guitar, but … well, allow me to leave it at that.  There is provenance here, and the fact that Pepe owned the guitar, which lends more value to the guitar.

The guitar has very light and honest playing wear in and around the rosette/bridge area, as well as the lightest bit of wear on the back by the upper bout, where you would expect to find it.  The guitar was loved, played and well cared for, as it should have been.

Setup to play, I found her easy and effortless.  I will write more upon recording the guitar.

Rafael is on the left

Rafael Moreno was born in 1954, learning the craft of lutherie from Bellido, Eduardo Ferrer and Antonio Marin.  He is a character, visually and personally, knowing nothing other than to build the best.   He has no “lesser” models (something I can totally relate to personally and professionally).  He has built for some of the great names in guitar including the Romero brothers.



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Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always 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.
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, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a Limited 3 month Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar 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: rsayage1 at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in