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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


Model2018 Michael O’Leary #226 Cedar Cocobolo
ConditionPre-Owned in Mint Condition
Scale650 mm- Compensated
FinishFrench Polished – Shellac
CaseHiscox LiteFlite Hardshell Case

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Cedar – Australian Lattice Bracing
Sides/BackCocobolo – beautiful figuring
NeckFijian Mahogany
BracingLattice Braced in the Smallman tradition with slight modification
FingerboardIndian Ebony


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing43mm – 50mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length39 1/2″
Body length19 1/2″
Upper bout11 1/4″
Lower bout14 7/8″
Waist Width9 1/2″
Body depth3 5/8″ & 3 15/16″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight4lbs. & 12oz.
Action3.9mm & 3.2mm at 12th fret unfretted
CITESCITES 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

Weight23 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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