2018 Olivier Fanton d’Andon Spruce EIRW
Please note that Olivier is in the process of building a new classical guitar for our gallery as of January 2019. Expected date is unknown. Please write to me (email is below) or call me with any questions at 631-335-5447
|Model||2018 Olivier Fanton d’Andon Spruce EIRW|
|Condition||New – Pristine Condition|
|Finish||French Polish – Astra Shellac|
|Tuners||David Rodgers Black MOP|
|Case||BAM Hightech HSC|
|Top||Select Master Grade Swiss Jura Spruce|
|Sides/Back||East Indian RW – Dalbergia Latifolia|
|Bridge||East Indian RW|
|Head Plate||Quebec Speckled Maple|
|Binding||Brazilian Kingwood – Dalbergia Cearensis|
|String Spacing||44.5mm – 51mm – 58.5mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle|
|Body length||19 11/16″|
|Upper bout width||11 1/4″|
|Lower bout width||14 1/2″|
|Waist width||9 1/2″|
|Body depths||3 13/16″ & 4 1/16″|
|CITES||Eligible but not recommended due to transport issues in general – $200 fee to process US CITES paperwork|
2018 Olivier Fanton d’Andon Spruce EIRW
Olivier Fanton d’Andon and I have been discussing a representative partnership for well over a year and a half, where this guitar represents the first of many to come. He and I get along very well, seeing things in a similar vein, as I do with most luthiers. He is an artist and a poet, a man of softer sensibilities, a man of pride who can also be very humble. He has been blessed with the ability to transcend the art and create a very musical instrument.
I had the pleasure of playing this guitar this very morning after a small debacle with DHL and Customs/CITES issues. No need for any drama, on their part, I made myself clear. Do not handle the guitar and to my surprise, they did not touch the instrument. Nicely done!
The guitar is first, very handsome. A work of art, using only the finest materials, from the headstock, bindings, rosette, top and back/side wood, machines, etc.
Only exceeded by her voice, power and push from the soundhole. The G string has oomph!? Blooming basses with crystal trebles, balance in her voice, emotional sensitivity bordering on the sensual, shaking my head, she is simply extraordinary.
Finely tuned, perfectly set up, the guitar is a true representation of the man’s focus on being musical as only the great master of France can produce. I’m waxing a touch poetic, but even my assistant, Ryan, was shaking his head, looking at me and the guitar as if it were an alien creature in my hands. Simply, Superb!
Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss. Rich 631-335-5447
I prefer to sell this guitar domestically, within US Borders.
I discourage International buyers, unless you are willing to come here yourself and take delivery personally. CITES paperwork is available for this guitar. It is eligible due to CITES from the French Government being issues. The cost to process CITES from the US Side will be $200 and up to a 1 month wait or more. Rich
I also have a page regarding my amazing visit with Olivier in July of 2018. You can view it here
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 – Brian Dooley came into the gallery to do some video work. A talented and expressive player. This is the MP3 (unedited) of the upcoming video, which should be uploaded within a week or two. This is a traditional Celtic tune called “My Gentle Heart”
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Taken from the recording above. What a magnificent guitar perfectly demonstrated by Brian.
Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always included in your purchase price.
Please NOTE: We will also consider hand delivering the instrument to you. She is very special, requiring the utmost in personal touch and care. Whatever it costs us to do this for you is what you will be charged. Flight, car (taxi), accommodations, time etc.
Please note again that International Shipping is NOT recommended. You will assume all risk if you choose to have the guitar shipped to you. Please read and click the link below.
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, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. Rich
This classical guitar carries a 5 Year Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar
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