2015 Michael Batell #45 Hemlock Ebony


Michael Batell Classical Guitar #45 2015 Hemlock with Macassar Ebony – superb power and voice

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2015 Michael Batell #45 Hemlock Ebony

Model2015 Michael Batell #45 Hemlock Ebony Classical Guitar
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm – recommended strings are D’Addario EXP46C
TunersGotoh Premiums
CaseGator ABS Case – Black

Tone Woods

TopSelect Hemlock Double Top with Nomex – armrest for comfort
Sides/BackMacassar Ebony – Back is solid – Sides are laminated for strength and power
NeckMahogany – Ebony Reinforced with Spanish heel construction
BridgeEast Indian Rosewood
Head PlateEast Indian Rosewood
FingerboardGaboon Ebony – Nickel Silver Medium
BindingBandings = Macassar. Purflings & Rosette = white and dyed Sycamore Back liners: laminated Cuban Cedar.  Bracing: H. Mahogany
BracingNomex core below the diagonal brace. 5-fan bracing asymmetrical array with single small cross lattice behind bridge.


Nut Width53.5mm
String Spacing44mm – 51mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Upper bout11″
Lower bout14 7/8″
Body depth4″ & 4 1/8″ upper and lower bout respectively
Overall length39 3/4″
Body length19 1/2″

2015 Michael Batell #45 Hemlock Ebony


Speaking about #45 specifically, as I spent over an hour with her this afternoon, the Hemlock woods used are very similar to Spruce, lending a very woody and complex sound, affect to the overall sonority of the guitar.  She is very gutty sounding, throaty in her mids and basses with an angelic voice in the trebles.  Very sweet sounding.  If you didn’t know better, you would not guess double top with a small lattice braced pattern within the top.  She is powerful with all the wonderful character and separation you would wish from a master luthier guitar.

Michael’s guitar is very impressive.  He is very passionate about his building, his craft and his guitars.  This is very evident in the 2 guitars that he showed to me.  It is and will continue to be a pleasure to represent him in America.

Michael’s guitars sell for at a minimum $10-12K equivalent in Europe.  Being his exclusive dealer here in the US, I am able to offer slight discounts on his older guitars.  An excellent value for a truly superb guitar.

Read more about Classical Guitar Luthier Michael Batell here.



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 – 200422-2015 Michael Batell 45 Hemlock Ebony  – Great guitar with a gutty throatiness and a complexity of sound that is wondrous to play and to experience.  I absolutely love this guitar, her clarity and voice.

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



Gohar Vardanyan performs Manuel de Falla – Gohar appears courtesy of Strings By Mail – she is absolutely lovely, engaging and so very talented.


Sabrina Vlaskalic performs “En Los Trigales” by Joaquin Rodrigo

Another very accomplished player.  Using a Michael Batell Spruce/Ebony classical guitar.  The Hemlock is very similar to this guitar.


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.



This guitar carries a 10 Year warranty as per the luthier Michael Batell

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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