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2002 John Price #167 Spruce Cocobolo Used

2002 John Price #167 Spruce Cocobolo Used


An excellent classical guitar with power, voice and clarity

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2002 John Price #167 Spruce Cocobolo Used


Model 2002 John Price #167 Spruce Cocobolo Used
Condition Pre-Owned – Good Condition
Scale 650 mm- Compensated
Finish Lacquer Catalyzed
Tuners Rubner Premium – Gold Plated
Case Humicase Protegé Black Hardshell Case

Tone Woods

Top European Spruce – Australian Lattice Bracing
Sides/Back Cocobolo- beautiful figuring, dark, then darker.
Neck Fijian Mahogany
Bridge Indian Ebony
Bracing Fan Braced – treble bar with bridge pad
Fingerboard Indian Ebony


Nut Width 51mm
String Spacing 43mm – 50mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length 39 1/2″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout 11 1/4″
Lower bout 14 7/8″
Waist Width 9 1/2″
Body depth 3 5/8″ & 3 15/16″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight 4lbs. & 12oz.
Action 3.75mm & 3.0mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITES Not Required – woods are not regulated – please read link to the left

2002 John Price #167 Spruce Cocobolo Used


John Price builds a superb classical guitar with a musical voice, power and resonance.  The guitar is very active, bold, forceful and clear in all registers.  She’s a little darker sounding, fat and round, buttery sounding with tremendous force and voice.  Her setup and play are excellent as well.

The Cocobolo was very difficult to photograph, simply because of her depth and darkness.  I artificially highlighted some areas using photo software.  I never do this, so you’re aware.  I always photograph as is, maybe increase exposure, without washing her out.  The Cocobolo is spectacular.  I wish I could show it in depth, but bluntly, the photos would be washed out.

Inspections shows honest play wear in and around the rosette, 2 small dings in the lower bout.  Back and sides, neck joint, etc are in excellent condition.  There is a stable separation in the lower bout of the top, behind the bridge.  I am stabilizing it further, cleats and gluing, neatly done.  Saying that it’s in “Good” Condition is an underestimation.  She’s better than that, but better safe than sorry.



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 Audio200127-2002 John Price167 Spruce Cocobolo Used  – I love this guitar.  Deep, rich, round, resonant, piercing (if you want it), she made me stop and look at her a few times, incredulous.


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 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, 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 classical guitar carries a 3 Month Limited 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: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in