2016 Slavko Mrdalj “Kai” Cedar EIRW


A real powerhouse of a guitar…brilliant trebles and well balanced with excellent power and projection

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2016 Slavko Mrdalj “Kai” Cedar EIRW


Model2016 Slavko Mrdalj “Kai” Cedar EIRW
ConditionPre-Owned – Excellent condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polish Top with Varnished back/sides
TunersGotoh Premium machines 35G510P with Ebony Ovals
CaseGuardian Premium HSC – black

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Cedar – lattice braced
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood EIRW – Ported w/beautiful figuring, quite dark
NeckCedar (elevated) with Ebony reinforcement
BridgeIndian Ebony
Rosette/PurflingsHandcrafted – Ebony and White Oak marquetry
BracingStandard lattice bracing with some add’l engineering, pretty cool
FingerboardEbony -Elevated



Nut Width52mm
String Spacing44mm – 51mm – 59.5mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length38 7/8″
Body length18 7/8 “
Upper bout11 “
Lower bout14 1/2″
Waist Width9 3/4″
Body depth3 5/8″ & 4″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight5lbs. & 8oz.
Action4mm and 3.3mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITESNot Required

2016 Slavko Mrdalj “Kai” Cedar EIRW


Master builder Slavko Mrdalj knowledge in the construction of musical instruments was acquired working with the famous Sarajevo constructor and restaurateur Branko Krunic. Eventually he started his own workshop in Bosnia, building guitars of his own design.   In his work he constantly invests in research and improvement in the quality of the instruments, using new technologies and materials in guitar construction.  His instruments possess exceptional strength and tone projection, great dynamic range and superb responsiveness.

Slavko’s guitar, the one we have here in the gallery, has a cavernous effect, booming across the registers, all while maintaining a good balance, with lilting trebles.  She is a darker sounding instrument, thus will be pleasing to those looking for a lattice type Cedar.  Workmanship is excellent, as well as thoughtful, with the armrest and she is also Ported, on the upper bout (which has a magnetic cover).  She also came with a magnetic leg rest, which you will find in the case compartment.  It works really well and is adjustable.  The Schaller Grand Tuning machines failed, thus I put on a new set of Gotoh 35G510P Series with Ebony ovals.  I also put her in a Guardian HSC as she is slightly bigger in her measurements, requiring a larger case.

The guitar was built (or finished) in February of 2016 as designated 02-16 in the label.  The guitar is named “Kai” – I do not have a backstory for the name, but this guitar was owned by an excellent player (1 owner).

I found the guitar, besides a bit darker and cavernous sounding, having easy playability, resonance and sing in her voices.  In all, a fantastic value under $5K.



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 – 200320-2016 Slavko Mrdalj Kai Cedar EIRW – developing into a superb guitar.  A bit darker, the clarity of voice and the power are coming through beautifully.  Easily played as well.  Really nice guitar.


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.
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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 extras 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 No Warranty from the luthier as the guitar is Pre-Owned

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in