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2008 Pete Barthell Cedar EIRW
2008 Pete Barthell Cedar EIRW

2008 Pete Barthell Cedar EIRW


Meticulously constructed as you would expect from Pete. His guitars are simply extraordinary values.

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2008 Pete Barthell Cedar EIRW


Model John Pete Barthell  Cedar EIRW
Condition Pre-Owned – originally started in 2008 – in Very Good Condition
Scale 650mm
Finish French Polish Top – Liberon Oil Back & Sides – this is a beautiful finish
Tuners Gotoh Tuning Machines 35G510-P with Black Oval buttons
Case Standard TKL Black Arched HSC – Black Tolex Exterior with Velvet Interior

Tone Woods

Top Master Grade Western Red Cedar – gorgeous straight grain
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood
Neck Sapele – a harder wood adding to overall resonance
Bridge Macassar Ebony
Head Plate Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding East Indian Rosewood


Nut Width  52mm
String Spacing 44mm at 1st fret – 49mm at 12th fret – 54mm at bridge
Overall length 38 3/4″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout width 10 1/2”
Lower bout width 14 1/8″
Waist width  9 1/8″
Body depths 3 3/4″ at neck – 3 3/4″ at tail
Weight 3lb. &150z.
CITES  Eligible – Pre-C0nvention $200 fee to process

2008 Pete Barthell Cedar EIRW


Just Arrived.  I will write more when I record with the guitar.  Her condition is excellent, nothing of note to mention except for some small isolated nail ticks on the board. The back and sides are excellent with a touch of play wear rubbing, which I’ve buffed out for the most part.

The guitar was started by Pete in 2008 as evidenced by the date on the inside of the soundboard.  The guitar was recently finished by Mark Tossman, an excellent luthier in Washington State.  She has some marks on the top (I photographed what I could).  They are small and insignificant to the structural integrity of the guitar.  Nice sound with good volume, she’s setup very well.  The guitar is priced accordingly, an exceptional value.

Please read more about the luthier, Pete Barthell here


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 – 181228-2008 Pete Barthell Cedar EIRW – as always, a beautifully smooth experience playing one of Pete’s guitars.  This one is no exception, very easily played, with a silky smooth tone, great pushes from the basses and mids, with a lilting affect to the trebles.  I think the setup on this one may be a touch low, but for someone with a light touch looking for seriously easy play, this guitar has to be a contender for you.

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


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: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in