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2015 Steve Porter #31 Cedar EIRW


Power and musicality

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2015 Steve Porter #31 Cedar EIRW


Model 2015 Steve Porter #31 Cedar EIRW
Condition Luthier Demo – new – just re-topped
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish Top with thin Lacquer Back & Sides
Tuners Premium Gotoh Machines
Case Premium HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar – Lattice Bracing
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood – Double Laminated Sides – Double Ported by neck heel
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge CSA Rosewood – 12 hole tie block
Head Plate Locust Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard African Ebony – cantilevered for relief – Elevated FB
Binding Rosewoods – various and dyed
Purflings Maple and Cherry back and sides – Maple & Rosewoods around Soundboard


Nut Width 51mm
String Spacings 43mm – 49mm – 58mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Waist Width 9 1/4 “
Overall length 39 1/2″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 10 7/8″
Lower bout 14 3/8″
Body depths 3 ” Upper Bout & 3 3/4″ Lower Bout
Guitar Weight 4 lbs. & 9 oz.
Action Low E to High E
CITES Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2015 Steve Porter #31 Cedar EIRW


Steve continues a fine tradition of coupling power and song in his latest offering.  Powerful and expressive, I loved the fact that she was forceful when I needed it, yet able to tone down her ferociousness and give me a sweet musicality.

Numerous refinements by Steve have led to a superior musical experience.  Lovely guitar.

Steve’s workmanship is superb.  This is an excellent concert classical guitar in every regard.

All specs and measurements are as per Steve himself.

The guitar was just re-topped with a Cedar soundboard, which I have to say, looks beautiful.  The guitar, additionally, is very loud and yet manages to be quite sweet sounding.

The guitar is a year older, thus the lower price.  Steve sent this to me as a luthier demo, clearly was played in his shop, as evidenced by a few nicks in and around the back side, a little bit of swirling on the back (all insignificant).  His guitars usually sell for in and around $7500 or more



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 – 211127-2015 Steve Porter 31 Cedar EIRW – sweet baby Jeezus, this guitar is cranking.  Quietly, she’s evocative, but hold on, if you dig in and go bright, she will cut through most anything.  I went completely raw on this recording, even more so than usual, to give you as real a sense of the guitar as I could.  She’s long, so be patient, but that’s also an indication that I was having a blast with the guitar.  She’s really nice, with that smoky, woody kind of sound, and almost anything else in between.

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.

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.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

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

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 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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