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2018 Michael O'Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo
2018 Michael O'Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo

2018 Michael O’Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo


An excellent classical guitar with power, voice and clarity

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2018 Michael O’Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo


Model 2018 Michael O’Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo
Condition Pre-Owned in Mint Condition
Scale 650 mm- Compensated
Finish French Polished – Shellac
Tuners Rodgers
Case Hiscox LiteFlite Hardshell Case

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar – Australian Lattice Bracing
Sides/Back Cocobolo – beautiful figuring
Neck Fijian Mahogany
Bridge Ebony
Bracing Lattice Braced in the Smallman tradition with slight modification
Fingerboard Indian Ebony


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43mm – 50mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length 39 1/2″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout 11 1/4″
Lower bout 14 7/8″
Waist Width 9 1/2″
Body depth 3 5/8″ & 3 15/16″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight 4lbs. & 12oz.
Action 3.9mm & 3.2mm at 12th fret unfretted
CITES CITES eligible, paperwork from Ireland is available

2018 Michael O’Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo


Clearly Michael O’Leary is a superb builder with excellent taste.  This is his Exclusive model, his highest end build.  Apparently, there is a 3 year waiting list for one of his guitars, and growing.  The guitar is very active, bold, forceful and clear in all registers.  The owner wishes a more traditional build, thus offering this excellent example of Michael’s work with almost no play on it at all.

Eye Candy is a term we use quite a bit when appropriate here in the gallery.  This guitar has a whole big bag of eye candy all to itself (quite selfish, actually LOL).  Fortunately, she also has a voice to match.



Please note that photos can be enlarged.  Right click any photo in the larger window, select “Open Image in New TAB” (if you’re using Chrome.  Any other browser has similar options). Look at the other TAB and you will be able to enlarge via the magnifying glass.  Simply click the image and she will double in size for your convenience.

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 Audio190723-2018 Michael O’Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo – exquisitely powerful lattice with a very natural affect.  Warm positions with the RH become lush and full sounding, while apoyando is very clear almost Spruce like.  Superior guitar yielding superior results.


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.
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 from John Price Guitars

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 23 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in