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2004 Jim Redgate #223 Cedar CSA RW


An excellent example of Jim’s  work – very pretty work and a beautiful sound

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2004 Jim Redgate #223 Cedar CSA RW


Model2004 Jim Redgate #223 Cedar CSA RW
ConditionPre-Owned – Excellent Condition
Scale652 mm
FinishMatte French Polish Top with Lacquer Back & Sides
TunersPremium Gotoh machines
CaseHiscox Lite Flite HSC – Premium Case UPGRADES available

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar – lattice braced
Sides/BackCSA Rosewood – Central South American or Brazilian Rosewood
NeckSpanish Cedar with truss rod mechanism (inside soundhole)
BridgeCSA Rosewood
Head PlateCSA Rosewood
FingerboardAfrican Ebony
BindingRosewoods – various and dyed
Purflings Various and dyed


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings46mm – 51mm – 59mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Overall length 40″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout width 11 1/8″
Waist width 9 5/8″
Lower bout width 14 3/4″
Body depths3 7/8″ Upper Bout & 4 1/16″ Lower Bout
Weight 4lbs. 9oz.
Action4.1mm and 3.6mm low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITES Please read the link to the left and below in the Comments

2004 Jim Redgate #223 Cedar CSA RW


A truly beautiful example of Jim’s work, another one that I’m happy to list on my site.  A good solid tone emanates from the instrument, with power and projection and a musical ability that is not always present in Australian builds.  I find Jim’s guitars musical most of the time, where this one is the equivalent of anything I’ve heard previously from him.

She is a typically heavy Australian build, lattice braced, laminated cello-ed back, pretty back and sides, as in yes sir!

There are no issues, or any evidence of play wear on this guitar.  There looks to be a tiny nail tick, treble side of the rosette, I mean tiny.  I didn’t see it at first, except in the light at a particular angle.  I’m not certain it will show in the photos.  OK, I took a darker shot to illustrate the nail tick.  You should be able to see it clearly.

I polished and buffed her a touch, where she’s gleaming.  Essentially brand new looking at a good discount.

The Brazilian Rosewood or CSA RW, as it commonly referred, without paperwork to verify harvesting, precludes this guitar from being shipped out of the United States.  Don’t ask, please.  If it were to be shipped Internationally, the risk of confiscation will be solely in your hands.  We cannot and will not take responsibility for the guitar being confiscated.

There is zero issue with shipping this guitar within the confines of the United States.

The guitar is a cannon.  No doubt, with musical nuance and expression.  A literal joy to play.

Setup professionally, I found the guitar to play quite easily, driving her as I wish.  Brand new, $15K, we are asking $12K.   Thanks and don’t hesitate.  Rich



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 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 –  220102-2004 Jim Redgate 223 Cedar CSA RW – if you want to have fun with a guitar while playing at a concert level, this is it.  Powerful with ease of play.  I enjoyed this recording session quite a bit.

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.

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Please  choose FedEx Home 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.  

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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. Rich

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 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: email me at rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in