2011 Thomas Malapanis #51 Cedar Cocobolo
2011 Thomas Malapanis #51 Cedar Cocobolo

2011 Thomas Malapanis #51 Cedar Cocobolo

$9,995.00 $9,495.00

An excellent classical guitar with power, voice and clarity

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2011 Thomas Malapanis #51 Cedar Cocobolo


Model 2011 Thomas Malapanis #51 Cedar Cocobolo
Condition New
Scale 652 mm Compensated
Finish French Polish with Shellac
Tuners Gotoh 35G510P with Oval Ivory Buttons
Case TKL double arch black

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back Cocobolo- beautiful figuring
Neck Honduran Mahogany
Bridge Indian Ebony
Bracing Fan Braced – treble bar with bridge pad
Fingerboard Indian Ebony


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 45mm – 52mm – 60mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length 39 1/2″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout 11″
Lower bout 14 5/8″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Body depth 3 3/4″ & 4″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight 3lbs. & 13oz.

2011 Thomas Malapanis #51 Cedar Cocobolo


Tom builds a superb classical guitar with a traditional voice, power and resonance.  The guitar is very active, bold, forceful and clear in all registers.  I sat with her for a touch today, taken aback by the power and clarity of the cedar guitar Tom built.  Super clean voices, powerful in the mids and lows, easily accessible due to a near perfect setup.

The guitar is taken from another dealer in NYC, who changed the label for some unknown reason.  Tom and I recently discussed this guitar, where he sent me a proper label correctly identifying the instrument.  I will be re-photographing the guitar to update it properly.

Strings have been changed to a Savarez White Card.  There is a small string ding behind the bridge, high E string.  Other than that, she is near perfect.  Great guitar.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended

MP3 Audio – malapanis-2011-51 – very powerful, bold and direct.  An “in-your-face” kind of guitar, that blends voices beautifully.


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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


Angel Romero plays and endorses Tom Malapanis guitars.  This is back a few years ago.  I have one of Angel’s guitars here from Tom as well.  Angel is such a sweet man, laid back and so very good at what he does.


Aaron Benowitz plays a Tom Malapanis Classical Guitar 2014 #51 Cedar Cocobolo
at Savage Classical Guitar

“Aaron Benowitz is a 3rd year classical guitar student at the Crane school of music in SUNY Potsdam. He is pursuing a degree in music education and is hoping to further his studies in music by expanding his knowledge of genres and musicals styles after his undergrad.”



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.

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  a 1 Year Warranty from the Luthier

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