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2003 Dominique Delarue #258 Cedar EIRW


Superb guitar, sublime, silky smooth, sweet, expressive – everything you could want in a classical guitar of concert caliber

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2003 Dominique Delarue #258 Cedar EIRW

Model 2003 Dominique Delarue #258 Cedar EIRW
Condition Pre-Owned in Excellent condition – see below description
Scale 650mm
Finish French Polish finish
Tuners Sloane machines – MOP buttons
Case New Metro 2 White HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Red Western Cedar with a Golpe installed
Sides/Back EIRW – darker and bolder in color – very straight
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge Ebony
Head Plate East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacings  43mm – 50mm- 58mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length  39 1/4″
Body length  19 3/8″
Upper bout width  11 1/4″
Waist width  9 1/2″
Lower bout width  14 1/2″
Body depths  3 3/4″ & 4″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight  3lbs. & 8oz.
CITES  Not Required for EIRW – please read the link to the left

2003 Dominique Delarue #258 Cedar EIRW


The guitar has just arrived.  Photographed and played by me personally, first impressions are clear, sweet and silky.  I will write more upon recording.

She has very little to no playing wear, except for the slightest bit of rubbing of the finish on the back in a localized area.  The owner bought the guitar and then simply never played it. This is a “superb” classical guitar.  She also has golpes around the rosette, protecting the guitar.  Bear in mind that the accompanying photographs can be opened in a “new” window and blown up quite large, making it easier for you to inspect the instrument visually.  There is nothing of note to say about her overall condition.  The guitar was well cared for and then ignored.

I have polished the guitar, cleaned the fretboard, did some slight setup and maintenance on her, right in front of the client, while he enjoyed the peace and serenity of our environment here.  The guitar is now playing at a high level.  I felt she was getting choked with higher tension strings, so I went with a Normal Tension EJ45 by D’Addario.  She has responded beautifully.

She has a beautiful round tone, very magical.  Clearly voiced, depth in the basses, growl in the mids, crystalline trebles, with action at 4.0mm at the low E 12th fret and 3.5mm high E, with no evidence of buzz.  You can drive this guitar.



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 – 200701-2003 Dominique Delarue 258 Cedar EIRW– After a new setup, I re-recorded the guitar (a short recording).  What a beautiful sound, where the buttery warmth and clarity of the voices are now very evident.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1





Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US

We will also consider hand delivering the guitar to you.  You will be charged what it costs us to travel and our time to do so.  Please call me to discuss.  Thank you.  Rich 631-335-5447

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 as it 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


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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