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2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW


Superb guitar, sublime, bold, powerful, expressive – everything you could want in a classical guitar of concert caliber

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2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW

Model2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW
ConditionPre-Owned in Excellent condition – see below description
FinishFrench Polish finish
TunersGotoh – I’m happy to upgrade them for you
CaseVGV Italian HSC – very nice, pre-owned, good shape

Tone Woods

TopSelect Swiss Spruce – very old and very difficult to acquire
Sides/BackOld Growth EIRW – no CITES
NeckSpanish Cedar with Graphite reinforcement
Head PlateEast Indian Rosewood (EIRW)


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings 43mm – 50mm- 58mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length 39 1/4″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout width 10 3/4″
Waist width 9 3/8″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depths 3 11/16″ & 4″ upper bout to lower bout
Action 3.6mm &  3.1mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Weight 3lbs & 6oz.
CITES Not required – please read link to the left

2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW


The guitar arrived this morning and she is as expected.  Superb in every imaginable way.  Her voice is throaty, powerful, expressive and so very musical.  She is setup very well, made to be driven, yet plays with ease.  The surprising warmth of the Spruce is unexpected, but the reward is sustain coupled with a musicality that is immediately evident.

The guitar needs to be heard and played to truly appreciate the high level that Jean-Noel brings to the table.  Double sided using Cypress, it is immediately apparent that he is a protegé of Daniel Friederich and Dominique Field (among others), with a rich bell-like auditorium sound to the overall guitar.

Condition is excellent, as I took it upon myself to refinish the guitar (very lightly but extensively) removing any and all nail marks and other playing wear (which was all honest from usage).  As a result, she is exceptional.  She looks just about brand new, very lightly used, where everything is smooth to the touch.  Great job overall.  One smallish string ding behind the treble E was not able to be addressed fully, but it’s almost invisible from a few feet away, and is smooth to the touch.

Please call me directly to discuss the guitar 631-335-447 – ask for Rich

Jean-Noel, building out of Strasbourg, France, now has an 8 year waiting list.   She is awesome.



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 Audio190920-2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW-Brouwer – Etude #1190920-2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW-Brouwer – Etude #2 – James Erickson of LIU came to the gallery to do some video work.  He performs Brouwer “Etude #1 & #2” on this gorgeous guitar.  A video is in production for this performance.  Bear in mind that these are raw recordings, unedited in any way!


MP3 Audio190816-2003 Jean Noel Rohe #003 Spruce EIRW – phenomenal guitar, setup beautifully (if I do say so myself LOL).  Clean, pretty voice, excellent projection and separation.

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



James Erickson of LIU came to the gallery to do some video work.  He performs Brouwer “Etude #1 & #2” on this gorgeous guitar.




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

Please note that it is preferred to sell the guitar domestically.  Any International buyers will have to wire funds directly and pick up the guitar personally.  We will not ship the guitar Internationally.

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!

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. -Rich


This classical guitar carries a Limited 3 Month Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar

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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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