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2014 Gregory Byers Cedar Madagascar RW Lattice 640mm


Gregory Byers of California – a magnificent Cedar Madagascar lattice by the West Coast master

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2014 Gregory Byers Cedar Madagascar RW Lattice 640mm

Model2014 Gregory Byers Cedar Madagascar RW Lattice 640mm
ConditionPre-Owned – refinished, see description below
Scale640 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersRodgers Tuning Machines

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar – Lattice Braced
Sides/BackMadagascar RW – stunning
NeckAfrican Mahogany w/Truss Rod, matte finish
BracingLattice braced – all wood, no composite material that I can see
FingerboardEbony – elevated, naturally, thus the bout differences, see photos.
Head PlateMadagascar RW


Nut Width51mm
String Spacing40mm – 48mm – 57.5mm (nut – 12th fret – bridge)
Upper Bout Width11″
Lower Bout Width14 3/8″
Waist Width9 3/8″
Body Depths3 3/16″ upper bout, 3 7/8″ lower bout
Body Length19 1/4″
Total Length38 7/8″
Guitar Weight4lbs 3oz
Action4.2mm & 3.6mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITESNot required – Please read the Link to the left

2014 Gregory Byers Cedar Madagascar RW Lattice 640mm


This guitar came to me with some rather extensive play wear, but wholly honest wear.  Such a wonderful guitar needed to be addressed, so I did the work.  Some nail marks were rather deep, but the refinishing and French Polish work came out wonderfully.   Back and sides buffed out beautifully.  I am happy with the work, which the guitar deserved.  She is a worthy instrument.

Slight setup on the guitar, and yes ma’am, we have a player, concert worthy, which I have to admit, is ridiculously easy to play.  Do not allow the action numbers to throw you.  She really is simple to play.

Greg has always built a superior guitar, but this may be a truly great guitar.

Please note this is a 640mm scale length guitar, with slightly smaller string spacing and nut width.  On playing her for the recording, it occurred to me that this may be a wonderful transition instrument for a steel string player looking at the classical guitar world, simply for the scale length and the string spacing.  I always provide measurements (above) where possible.

The result is a guitar with extraordinary responsiveness, volume, and color.



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 Audio221001-2014 Gregory Byers Cedar Madagascar RW Lattice 640mm – this is a superb classical guitar.  Absolutely superb!

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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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

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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


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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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