2016 Maxwell Sipe #40 Spruce EIRW


A real singer of a guitar…brilliant trebles and well balanced

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2016 Maxwell Sipe #40 Spruce EIRW


Model 2016 Maxwell Sipe #40 Spruce EIRW
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish throughout
Tuners Premium Gotoh machines from the 35G510 Series
Case Humicase Protege Black HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Lutz Spruce top (7 asymmetrical fan and open harmonic bar)
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood with One Bass Side Port
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge Indian Rosewood
Head Plate East Indian Rosewood – V Joint Headstock
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding CSA Rosewood


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43mm – 50mm – 58mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 3/8″
Upper bout width 11″
Waist Width  9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depths 3 9/16″ & 4 3/16″(upper and lower bouts)
Weight  3 lbs. & 5 oz.
Action  3.9mm & 3.3mm low to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES  Not Required, please read the link to the left

2016 Maxwell Sipe #40 Spruce EIRW Classical Guitar


Max builds a superb classical guitar.    My last one was a Cedar (see photos – from the archive).  This new classical guitar is a Spruce with asymmetrical bracing, as per Max.  Beautiful woods, thoughtful and careful build, excellent workmanship all work out to a clear, bright and beautiful guitar that plays and sings.  The bracing is based off the work of Miguel Rodriguez Jr.

The case is a Humicase Protege Black HSC.  Very nice.

Strung with Savarez Alliance HT classical guitar strings



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 Audio – 200421-Maxwell Sipe Classical Guitar 40 2016 Spruce EIRW – holy resonator batman!  LOL  What a guitar.  I’ll allow the mp3 to speak for itself.  Such warmth and smooth tone in the mids, brilliant in the highs and depth in the lows..

My book of personal pieces is here for your convenience.




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 – 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!

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!

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.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extra sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  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 46 × 19 × 9 in

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