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2018 Luciano Maggi Shaula Spruce Yew
2018 Luciano Maggi Shaula Spruce Yew

2018 Luciano Maggi Shaula Spruce Yew


An amazing guitar by the Italian Master Luthier – Classical guitar with superb power and voice

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2018 Luciano Maggi Shaula Spruce Yew


Model 2018 Luciano Maggi Shaula Spruce Yew
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 648 mm
Finish French Polish Top with Satin nitro for Back/Sides with Maggi’s own resin internal treatment
Tuners Schaller GrandTune Classic Hauser machines
Case Premium HSC – Humicase Metro II Red

Tone Woods

Top Select Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)
Sides/Back Yew – very special, used in Lutes for Centuries
Neck Figured Cedrela
Bridge CSA Rosewood – 12 hole tie block
Head Plate Carved Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacings  44mm – 50mm- 59mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length  39 3/4″
Body length  19 1/4″
Upper bout width  10 5/8″
Waist Width  9 1/8″
Lower bout width  14 1/8″
Body depths  3 11/16″ & 4″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight  3lbs. & 13 oz.

2018 Luciano Maggi Shaula Spruce Yew


This is another very interesting guitar.  She is classified as a Shaula Classical with Lattice bracing by Luciano (see label photo).  The internals are amazing (see photos).  The guitar is quick, loud, and musical, a monster in every regard.  She is lattice braced, with a sound port by the bass side and an internal diaphragm, all lending itself to the incredible power of this guitar.  The woods are equally gorgeous, using the finest Spruce board from the Stradivari region of Italy and beautifully figured Yew, woods used for centuries in ancient Lutes and of course, bows from the Medieval Ages forward.

The guitar is seriously worked on the inside.  I cannot say enough.  There is bracing, X patterns, air flow holes in the soundbars, bracing on the back, and so on.  It’s a marvel to look at the inside of this guitar.  I suppose he knows what he’s doing simply because the guitar delivers.  Extraordinary is the word.

Luciano is definitely top of the class from the small world of great Italian makers.  He is creative, inventive, putting forth instruments that deliver on every level.  The guitar must be heard and played to fully appreciate the level of power and lyricism this baby puts forth.  Very impressive.

The price includes an Italian built HSC and Express Shipping to the 50US

From the owner, who knows Luciano well, ”

The purpose of the diaphragm is to allow the air column flow through the sound port to be reversed in direction in respect to the sound hole flow.
In other words, when the air is going into the sound hole, it is expelled from the sound port and vice versa.
This prevents the air flow to fight against itself as it is the case in a traditional single hole guitar and it allows for much greater dynamics without the compression effect typical of when a guitar is being pushed to its limits.
It also allows the sound wave to be ‘formed outside of the guitar’. What I mean by that is that the air flow is almost circulating ‘through’ the guitar through the two holes, completing the circle outside of the guitar, where the audience is. The sound resulting is therefore perceived as ‘right there’ and coming from all around by the audience, rather than boxy as sometimes is the case even with traditional concert guitars.


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 – Coming Soon!

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 FedEx Ground, USPS Ground 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.


This classical guitar carries a 1 Year warranty from the luthier

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
Tone Wood