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2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple
2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple

2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple

$11,995.00 $9,995.00

Silky, sublime voice, she resonates and fills the room with music immediately.  She already possesses an old world voice and she’s a baby still.  This is an amazing classical guitar by one of Canada’s greatest luthiers.

 

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2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple

Features

Model 2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple Classical Guitar
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 648mm – 650 compensated
Finish French Polish finish
Tuners Baljak Machines – very nice
Case Canadian Double Arch HSC black tolex

Tone Woods

Top Select German Spruce – very old
Sides/Back Old Growth  Flamed Maple – older than me and Misha combined – that’s old!  LOL
Neck Spanish Cedar with Graphite reinforcement
Bridge CSA Rosewood
Head Plate CSA Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony

Measurements

Nut Width 53mm – Compensated nut and saddle for improved intonation
String Spacings  44mm – 50mm- 58mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length  38 7/8″
Body length  19 1/2″
Upper bout width  11 1/4″
Waist width  9 1/2″
Lower bout width  14 3/8″
Body depths  3 3/4″ & 3 13/16″ upper bout to lower bout
Action 3.75mm & 3.2mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
Guitar Weight 3lbs & 4oz
CITES Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple

Comments

At this point, all I know is that Mikhail, or Misha to his friends, is building very few guitars of late.  When he is building, he is truly crafting that which inspires him.  From the woods used, to the design, this guitar is deep from the soul of this great Canadian Luthier.   The Spruce and the Flamed Maple are as Old Stock as it gets in this business.  Misha is very pleased with the work, the sound, and the play of this instrument.  She is superb, with a beautiful voice, musical immediately, expressive at the slightest touch.  This is an impressive guitar.

When she came, I was blown away.  What a pleasure.  With a silky, sublime voice, she resonates and fills the room with music immediately.  She already possesses an old world voice and she’s a baby still.  This is an amazing classical guitar by one of Canada’s greatest luthiers.

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Media

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 – 200424-2016 Mikhail Robert Spruce Maple – the guitar is incredible.  Clear, buttery, blooming basses with brilliant trebles.  A lovely guitar.

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Video

George England performing “Lágrima” by Francisco Tárrega, using a Mikhail Robert Classical Guitar dated 2016 with Spruce and Flamed Maple.

George is a DMA Candidate out of Stony Brook University, where he will receive his Doctor of Musical Arts in the Spring of 2017, studying with the great Jerry Willard. George regularly performs on modern guitar as well as historical instruments such as theorbo. He currently teaches at the Great Neck Music Conservatory, Music Conservatory of Westchester and at his home studio in Forest Hills, Queens. He has lectured at California State University Northridge and Yuba Community College in California.

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Shipping:

  • 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

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Warranty:

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in