2012 Steve Connor #235 Cedar EIRW


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2012 Steve Connor #235 Cedar EIRW


Model2012 Steve Connor #235 Cedar EIRW
ConditionPre-Owned – Excellent Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polished Top – Lacquer Back & Sides
TunersGotoh Premium machines
CaseHiscox LiteFlite HSC in Black

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood Double Sides and Back – solid – 1 Port Bass Side with magnetic cover
NeckHonduran Mahogany
Head PlateCSA RW w/Ebony
FingerboardAfrican Ebony – elevated – nice!
BindingFlamed Maple
PurflingsFlamed Maple – Connor Signature Rosette


Nut Width52mm at the nut, 62 neck width at the 12th fret
String Spacings43mm – 51mm – 58mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Neck Depths21mm and 23mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length39 1/4″
Body length19 3/8″
Upper bout width11 1/8″
Lower bout width14 3/4″
Waist width9 3/8″
Body depths3 1/2″ Upper Bout & 4 1/4″ Lower Bout
Action3.6mm to 3mm Low E to High E
Weight4lbs & 2 oz
CITESNot Required for EIRW – see link to the left

2012 Steve Connor #235 Cedar EIRW


Steve’s work is impeccable, guitars powerful, and always very pretty.

She’s so very pretty.  The East Indian Rosewood is superb, the Cedar top is medullar rayed.  Natural taper to the body, she’s fat bottomed at 4 3/8″, but the tapering allows for a comfortable elevation to the fretboard.  His workmanship is stellar.  This guitar evidences Stephan’s typical upgrades regarding one of his classical guitars, including the elevated FretBoard, port with magnetic cover, then the additional  armrest.

Playing her last night, the guitar immediately came to life.  Instantly, her voice became evident.  She’s powerful (very much so), bold and direct in your face and that of your audience.  Set up to play comfortably, possibly too low. Look at the action numbers, they are not wrong. For someone with light RH velocity, that wants a guitar that bellows, this is it.  The mids are superb, as are the blooming basses and the crystal trebles (which are incredibly powerful, btw).  Steve’s reputation is well deserved.  Another instant favorite.

The guitar has some small play wear on the top, treble side, smallish rakes and light nail marks.  She has been played, no doubt, but deservedly so.  The back and sides are very nice as well looking almost pristine.  A quick buffing and she’s good to go.  Photos will show everything as I took shots that will illustrate my wear discussion regarding the top and the back.  She has a magnetic port cover as well as the arm rest, making for super comfort.

Steve has a 3+ year waiting list.   This guitar is immediately available via my gallery.


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  – Coming Soon! – This is a gorgeous guitar with incredible power and voice.

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.

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.  

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

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



This classical guitar carries No Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar 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.com


Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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