2017 Cary Pedicini #8 Spruce Australian Blackwood

Original price was: $4,995.00.Current price is: $3,995.00.

Italian Spruce with Australian Blackwood

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2017 Cary Pedicini #8 Spruce Australian Blackwood

Model2017 Cary Pedicini #8 Spruce Australian Blackwood
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm
CaseAustralian HSC in black tolex – typical but strong hard shell case

Tone Woods

TopSelect Italian Spruce (Val di Fiemme from Cremona fame)that Cary hand picks for its beauty and tap tone
Sides/BackAustralian Blackwood – Another beautiful wood and choice by Cary
FinishFrench Polished entirely
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Head PlateBlackwood
Fingerboard Gidgee
BindingCurly Maple, Snakewoods, homage to Torres and Fleta


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing43mm – 50mm – 58mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Upper bout width11 5/8″
Waist Width9 9/16″
Lower bout width14 1/2″
Body depth3 1/2″ & 3 7/8″ upper and lower bout respectively
Overall length39 1/4″
Body length19 1/2″
Guitar Weight4lbs & 0 oz.
Action4.0mm & 3.3mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITESNot required – Please read the Link to the left

2017 Cary Pedicini #8 Spruce Australian Blackwood


Cary came to visit me personally, bringing one of his guitars for my own examination.  A lovely man, easy going and confident in his abilities.  I liked him immediately.  His guitar as well.  Simple, effective, musical and pretty, the guitar made an immediate impression on me, as I played her.  She blossomed in my hands, opening up brilliantly.   Cary is an Australian luthier building in the Traditional manner, not in the Australian technique, using fan bracing, a bridge pad, sound bars in the back of the board, and utilizing the double-sided technique of Friedrich.  Studying extensively with Richard Howell, who lives a do-able 15 minutes away from Cary, he learned the value of excellent tonewoods and the greatness of a living legend.   His guitar is proof of this ability to evince a musical expression out of a gorgeous instrument, all in keeping the Spanish and Australian tradition.

Cary is of Italian descent (thus the last name) but lives in a beautiful area of Australia.  He chose the woods to honor his heritage and his home, thus the Italian Spruce and the Australian Blackwood.  I love stuff like this.

The guitar is beautiful.  Her sound is powerful, crisp, clear with beautiful sustain.  Action is moderate yet drive-able.  The man knows his neck and body angles.

The woods are ridiculously beautiful.  Cary used Gidgee woods for the fretboard, a hard and dense hardwood, perfectly suited to a fret board.  Pretty as well.  It is not traditional looking (in that it is not pitch black, ala stained ebony), but adds an element of art to the guitar, as does the handcrafted Rosette. The Australian Blackwood is light in its ruddy affect, while the Italian Spruce, from the famed Cremona region of Italy, is a superb choice.  His work is meticulous, applying a full French Polish finish to the guitar.  The hard shell case she comes with is actually quite nice, with a velvet cover all that protects the face of the guitar ala the old Gibson cases.  Nice touch.

Read more about Cary Pedicini here



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 Audio210106-Cary Pedicini 2017-8 Spruce Australian Blackwood – what a superb guitar, clean voiced, ringing and more powerful than I initially remember.  Very nice.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


MP3 Audio for video file – 180305-Pedicini-2017-8 – “Gamma di Preludio” exploring the ranges of the guitar. The guitar is not that yellowish, just the saturation point of the video and edit.



Premium 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 – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  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!

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.




This 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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in