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2018 Max Sipe Spartan Spruce EIRW


A real singer of a guitar…brilliant trebles and well balanced

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2018 Max Sipe Spartan Spruce EIRW


Model 2018 Max Sipe Spartan Spruce EIRW
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish throughout
Tuners Premium Gotoh machines from the 35G510 Series
Case Humicase Metro II Black HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Lutz Spruce top (7 asymmetrical fan and open harmonic bar)
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood with One Bass Side Port
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge Indian Rosewood
Head Plate East Indian Rosewood – V Joint Headstock
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Indian Rosewood


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 51mm – 58mm  (nut – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout width 11 1/8″
Waist Width  9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 3/4″
Body depths 3 7/8″ & 4 1/16″(upper and lower bouts)
Weight  3 lbs. & 11 oz.
Action  3.7mm & 3.1mm low to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2018 Max Sipe Spartan Spruce EIRW


Max builds a superb classical guitar.    This is his “Spartan” model, indicating simpler rosette, binding work, in essence a basic concert model.  Excellent woods, workmanship, simple finishing, matte based for lack of reflection, with a real punch to her volume, projection and tone.  Tested her out this morning, looked down at the guitar, went “Whoo”, keeper keeper.  Really nice guitar at a very accessible price point.

The case is a Humicase Metro II Black HSC.  Very nice.

Strung with Savarez Alliance HT classical guitar 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 – 190411-2018 Max Sipe Spartan Spruce EIRW – phenomenal guitar, clear, powerful, balance, voiced.  Superior instrument for less than superior money.  Excellent work all around Max.

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.
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.

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.

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 1 year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in