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2017 Maxwell Sipe #60 Spruce Honduran RW


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

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2017 Maxwell Sipe #60 Spruce Honduran RW

Model 2017 Maxwell Sipe #60 Spruce Honduran RW Classical Guitar
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish with shellac
Tuners Premium Gotoh machines from the 35G510 Series
Case Crossrock HSC in Black

Tone Woods

Top Select Euro Spruce top (7 asymmetrical fan and open harmonic bar)
Sides/Back Honduran Rosewood
Neck Spanish Cedar with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement – V Joint Headstock
Bridge East Indian RW
Head Plate Honduran RW
Fingerboard Ebony
Bindings/Rosette Bloodwood, Western Maple, dyed Poplar and Sycamore


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43mm – 50mm – 58mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Upper Bout Width 11″
Waist Width 9 1/2″
Lower Bout Width 14 1/2″
Body Depths 3 9/16″ & 4 3/16″
Body Length 19 3/8″
Total Length 39″
Weight 3lbs. & 1oz.
Action 3.75mm & 3.2mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITES Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2017 Maxwell Sipe #60 Spruce Honduran RW


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.  The Honduran Rosewood is spectacular.  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 slim line CrossRock 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 – 210106-2017 Maxwell Sipe 60 Spruce Honduran RW – really good guitar by Max.  Clear, ringing, no breaking, just solid all around. Beautiful work, beautiful guitar.

My book of personal pieces is here for your convenience.


Video in production for this guitar.  Here’s the MP3 from the session.  Updates to follow. Edited and shortened version of Samantha’s Lullaby

MP3 Audio – 180303-Maxwell Sipe Classical Guitar 60 2017 Spruce


I just opened her up after letting her sit in the studio acclimating to the humidity and environment.  The guitar is clearly brand new, but wow, she sounds old already.  Clean bright lines, voices, and separation.  Love this guitar.  

MP3 Audio – Coming Soon!

Another video – The Smith Ventura Duo performing Thierry Tisserand  “Milonga d’octobre” for duo classical guitar.  David Ventura is playing the Sipe Spruce on the right.



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

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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