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2015 Fritz Mueller Classical Guitar #299 Cedar Wenge

$13,995.00

Fritz builds a monster guitar.  I expect nothing less from this guitar.

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2015 Fritz Mueller Classical Guitar #299 Cedar Wenge

Model2015 Fritz Mueller Classical Guitar #299 Cedar and Wenge (see tonewood discussion)
ConditionNew
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polished
TunersGraf Machines unique – dark profile, black MOP nice!
CaseHigh end HSC fitted to guitar – Black Hiscox flite case – thinner than the usual but nice

Tone Woods

TopSelect Western Red Cedar Double Top
Sides/BackWenge – (pronounced Wen – gay) – absolutely stunning
NeckSpanish Cedar
BridgeBrazilian RW
Bracingbilateral asymmetry bracing as per Fritz
FingerboardEbony
Head PlateWenge

Measurements

Nut Width52mm
String Spacing43mm, 50mm, 58mm (nut, 12th, bridge)
Upper Bout Width11″
Lower Bout Width14 1/2″
Body Depths 4″ upper bout, 4 1/4″ lower bout
Body Length19 3/8″
Total Length39 3/8″

2015 Fritz Mueller Classical Guitar #299 Cedar Wenge

Comments

The last guitar I had built with Wenge was fantastic, where this magnificent example by Fritz exceeds expectations.  You can find more about this wood in my Tonewood Discussion

Inspection was more than satisfactory.  The guitar itself is wildly resonant and wholly musical.  Workmanship stellar.  Machines by Graf are an excellent choice, very unique and personally chosen by Fritz for this particular guitar!

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.

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From Fritz himself….

I have designed this guitar with all the features I think the ideal instrument should have, including a radiused and elevated fingerboard, a Ryan-style bevel, an acoustic port, and a tail-block access door. Scale length is 650 mm. It features a newly-designed “flare” rosette in teal, as well as a custom set of Graf tuners.


Wenge (pronounced WENN-gay) is a relatively unknown wood to most players, and even to most builders. Nevertheless, it’s a superb tonewood with a remarkably clear, ringing taptone that seems to sustain forever. Ervin Somogyi reportedly called wenge “the new Brazilian rosewood”, and that’s not far off.

#299 continues the Ultralight Guitar Series with double sides and back, a hollow neck, and other internal features designed to create the lightest guitar possible. Even the tuners are Graf ultra-lights. The result is a guitar with extraordinary responsiveness, volume, and color.

Beginning with this guitar I’ve incorporated an unusual asymmetrical graduation pattern into both the top and back. I’ve used asymmetry before in my instruments, but never so extensively. The idea for this change came from reading about recent super-accurate measurements of old Italian violins, many of which it turns out were very asymmetrical. Guitars and violins are not the same structurally, of course, but increasing the bilateral asymmetry in #299, as in a violin, has strengthened the cross-instrument resonances significantly. The resulting sound is very full and rich, with outstanding presence.

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Media

MP3 Audio – 150616-fritz-mueller-299 – superb classical guitar.  Absolutely superb!

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Celil Refik Kaya was kind enough to record this guitar for us.  Amazing.  I will post the recording as soon as we are finished processing the video and mp3 for the session.

El Sueno de la Razón Produce Monstruos by M. C. Tedesco. – Video is below

Video

 

 

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fritz-mueller-299-cedar-wenge-10Shipping:

Premium 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. -Rich

Warranty:

This classical guitar carries a 10 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: rsayage1@savageclassical.com

 

Additional information

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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