2004 Douglas Ching “Ambassador” Spruce CSA


A beautifully clear and elegant voice, full of musicality and expression.

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2004 Douglas Ching “Ambassador” Spruce CSA


Model2004 Douglas Ching “Ambassador” Spruce CSA
FinishFrench Polish
TunersRodgers with Kidney Ivory buttons- very elegant and precise
CaseHeavy Duty HSC

Tone Woods

Sides/BackCSA Rosewood (known as Brazilian Rosewood)
NeckSpanish Mahogany
BridgeCSA Rosewood
Head PlateCSA Rosewood
BindingMaple (various and dyed)


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings44mm – 50mm – 57mm (1st fret, 12th fret, bridge)
Neck Depths22mm – 26mm (1st fret – 12th fret)
Overall length39 1/8″
Body length19 1/8″
Upper bout Width10 3/4″
Lower bout Width14 1/4″
Body depths3 5/8″ & 3 7/8″
Waist Width9 1/4″
Guitar Weight3lbs. & 14oz.
Action4.1mm & 3.4mm low E to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITESIneligible due to CSA woods and year – please read link to left

2004 Douglas Ching “Ambassador” Spruce CSA


The guitar is superb in the tradition of a Hauser, with sublime and elegance being the best description possible of her sound and overall affect.  Superlative binding work, carvings, coupled with an elegant voice make this guitar a clear winner.

She is in excellent condition, with tremendous play response, high lilting trebles, push basses and a throatiness to the mids, in essence, exactly what you want from a high performance classical guitar.

Douglas is not building much anymore, thus his guitars are not readily available.  I am told that this guitar was built with Pepe Romero in mind, where both he and David Russell have played this guitar, commenting upon its superb voice and concert performance readiness.



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

Please NOTE that photos of all “production guitars” are stock photos, taken randomly for our numerous selection of guitars, whether they be from Kenny Hill – Esteve – Adalid or others.  It is virtually impossible and arduous to photograph each of our available production guitars. I am, however, happy to take a few photos for you of any particular guitar with which your are interested.

Also, measurements of string spacing and nut width are also approximate, as they can be “slightly” different from guitar to guitar.  They may be factory made (meaning down the line factory) but humans are still doing much of this work and it is NOT an exact science.

Handcrafted instruments are photographed and listed individually, usually identified by a serial number, date and or some other combination.

MP3 Audio – 2004 Douglas Ching Ambassador Spruce CSA – an incredibly beautiful, colorful, projecting guitar.  Hauser-ish through and through.  Such a pleasure to play a fine instrument.  I play quite a bit here, including the last section of my new piece, which is based on the Sarabande of Ponce’s Suite in A Minor.  I love that Suite, but the Sarabande is my least favorite section of his Suite.  This is more to my liking, but as we know, everyone’s mileage varies.  LOL  The levels on this recording are a bit low, where the recording below (my test recording) is quite a bit hotter.  I should probably re-record with my current setup.  


MP3 Audio – 2004 Douglas Ching Ambassador Spruce CSA – I was working on a new recording pattern using this guitar as the test, all while working on getting back to playing after a 5 day layoff.  What I noticed is the way she had woken up in the last 2 months.  I figured I would just post the test recording.  I don’t really play anything, just testing the guitar.  She passed!  LOL  Rich



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx Ground, UPS Ground or UPS/USPS Priority/Express Shipping is not included to the 50 US

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose UPS 2nd Day Air or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx/UPS options (simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  Thank you!

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.

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 guitar carries a NO Warranty 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@savageclassical.com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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