2003 Marcelino Lopez #926 Spruce CSA
|Model||2003 Marcelino Lopez #926 Spruce CSA|
|Condition||Pre-owned – see comments below|
|Case||ABS type slim case|
|String Spacing||43.5mm – 51mm – 58mm – 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle|
|Overall length||38 3/4″|
|Upper bout||10 3/4″|
|Waist Width||9 3/8 “|
|lower Bout||14 1/4″|
|Body depth||3 7/16″ Upper Bout & 3 11/16″ Lower Bout|
|Weight||3 lbs & 6 oz.|
|Action||3.8mm to 3.3mm Low E to High E|
|CITES||Ineligible for CITES|
2003 Marcelino Lopez #926 Spruce CSA
The guitar is in very good condition, first and foremost. There are tiny nail marks in and around the rosette, small, insignificant, honest playing wear. She was played, so this is expected, photographed to show this nail rash to the best of our ability. The back and sides are stellar looking.
She’s also a tremendous guitar, setup somewhat moderate, where I feel she is playing just about perfectly. Of course, the guitar has been polished and cleaned, fretboard and frets cleaned and oiled. The guitar has sat in her case for a number of years, all well maintained. She plays very well, with a big fat round sound, one that you expect from a guitar such as this.
Marcelino is a meticulous builder, one of the oldest living builders in Spain. The guitar is very straightforward in every regard. The woods are straight-grained. The Rosewood has checking in the pores throughout, in the old Spanish style of allowing the varnish to soak, instead of trying to fill the pores with pumice and shellac. There is no fancy binding work, again all very straightforward. It’s all about the sound and the play.
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 – 180516-2003-marcelino-lopez-spruce-csa – what a wonderful guitar, it opened up as I was recording so you can (hopefully) hear the opening up process of a guitar that has not been played in over 15 years, where the better the guitar, clearly, the more nuanced, focused, and bolder it becomes in your hands.
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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
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