2010 Fritz Mueller #264 Cedar Cocobolo DT

$9,995.00

Fritz always builds a monster guitar.  This is no exception.

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2010 Fritz Mueller #264 Cedar Cocobolo DT

Model2010 Fritz Mueller #264 Cedar Cocobolo DT
ConditionPre-Owned – Very good to excellent condition – see below
Scale648 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersSloane Machines – Stipled bronze with Ebony Oval Buttons
CaseGEWA HSC – New in Black, see photos

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar from Canada – Double Top w/Cedar under
Sides/BackCocobolo Rosewood – absolutely stunning, ruddy looking
NeckSpanish Cedar
BridgeCocobolo RW
Bracingbilateral asymmetry bracing as per Fritz
FingerboardEbony – natural elevation extended to 20th fret
Head PlateAfrican Snakewood

Measurements

Nut Width52mm
String Spacing44mm, 51mm, 58.5mm (nut, 12th, bridge)
Upper Bout Width11″
Waist Width9 1/2″
Lower Bout Width14 1/2″
Body Depths 3 1/2″ upper bout, 3 3/4″ lower bout
Body Length19 1/8″
Total Length39 3/4″
Action3.9mm & 3.5mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight4 lbs. & 5 oz.
CITESNot Required – See link to the left

2010 Fritz Mueller #264 Cedar Cocobolo DT

Comments

This magnificent example by Fritz exceeds expectations, except for the part where it is Fritz building a guitar for you.  He’s ridiculously good at what he does, from innovation, to sound, to play, to musical expression.  A true master luthier.

The guitar itself is wildly resonant and wholly musical.  Workmanship is stellar.  Tuned to F# in the main body and G# toward the butt of the guitar.  This allows for a super clean voicing along any and all playing lines.

The moment I saw her this morning, a whoosh of air from my chest.  One pluck of the low E told me everything I need to know.  Then, typical inspection.  The neck is bolted on and easily adjusted with 3 torque screws.  Action, by the way, is 4mm on the low E, 3.4mm on the high E.  Beveled neck, relieved properly, she rings purely.  Internal bracing shows excellent and clean work, 7 fans to the traditional side, with carving to allow the braces to flow easily under the sound bars.  The neck is hollowed, which I believe adds to the overall resonance.  The neck also has a noticeable radius, making play that much more accessible.  She’s also an unusual 648mm string length, making it okay for someone in the 8.5″ finger span, as I discuss this on my Player pages for the smaller scaled people.  Ported, back panel access door, Sloanes, the guitar is simply a rip to play.

Modest and honest play wear on the top, a few rasqueado marks from, let’s say, exuberant play (can’t even blame the owner, the guitar makes you want to go hard), the Cocobolo back and sides are cool, no issues.  A guitar like this from Fritz new, would go for $14-15K easily, just saying!  LOL

The room was filled with the sound of the guitar and her play is totally accessible, almost effortless.  Fritz is a true master, building power, with music, grace and elegance.

You are welcome to personally come to the gallery to pick the guitar up.

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Media

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  – 210227-2010 Fritz Mueller 264 Cedar Cocobolo DT– uh, OK?  LOL…this is that guitar that makes you laugh out loud, or go quiet with how beautiful and expressive it is, which of course, it made me do both.  The ease of play is ridiculous, probably due to the radiused fingerboard.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1

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Video

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Shipping:

Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.

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 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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Thank you!

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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

Warranty:

This classical guitar carries NO Warranty from the luthier, as it 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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in