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2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony
2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony

2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony


An excellent offering by Len Laviolette of California

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2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony


Model 2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony
Condition New
Scale 650 mm – compensated
Finish Lacquer – thinly applied
Tuners  Rubner Premium Tuning Machines
Case Humicase Protege Single arch HSC with velvet interior

Tone Woods

Top Engelmann Spruce – beautiful
Sides/Back Macassar Ebony – striking markings
Neck Sapele
Bridge Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard  Indonesian Ebony
Rosette Custom rosette by Len
Bindings  Macassar Ebony
Headplate  Macassar Ebony


Nut Width  54mm
String Spacing  45mm – 51mm – 59mm
Overall length  39 3/4″
Body length  19 1/2″
Upper bout width  11″
Waist width  9 1/8″
Lower bout width  14 3/4″
Body depths  3 13/16″ & 4″ (neck to tail)
Guitar Weight  5lbs. & 2oz.
Action  3.1mm to 2.25mm  low E to High E 12th unfretted
CITES  Not required – please read link to the left

2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony


Just arrived, this guitar is another superb example of the beauty, warmth, roundness and clarity of Engelmann Spruce used as a top soundboard!  Pretty, full bodied voice, very powerful as well, and easy to play.  The Double Top works very well, while not overpowering any aspect of the guitar.  I was surprised by how round she sounds, with nothing shrill or unexpected.

Excellent work by the master luthier from California.  Len’s work was intriguing and accessible price-wise to me.  Looking forward to seeing her, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily she plays, her warmth, clarity and projection.

He included a comfortable armrest as well as Premium Rubners.  Rubner has a mess of machines, but little is known of the premium offerings, with roller bearing and incredible smoothness, besides being very attractive.  The guitar is strung with D’Addario Nylon and Carbon high tension 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 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 – 190422-2018 Len Laviolette #129 Spruce DT Ebony  I played her this morning on April 19th.  I was taken aback by her warmth, projection and comfort.  Len included 2 additional saddles for higher string break, which I will put on, as I feel she’s a touch too low. OK, so I didn’t put the higher saddle on, was too excited to play and record the guitar.  It will be nice for someone looking for a low and fast action.  I just ramble and bamble about on the guitar, but loved it!  So much value in this guitar.  You’ll enjoy it if you’re looking for an affordable and well appointed Double Top guitar.


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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured 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.

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!

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



This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty as she is New

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 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in