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2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172
2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172

2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172


Power and musicality – superb builder from Slovenia

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2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172


Model 2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 652 mm compensated
Finish French Polish Top with thin Lacquer Back & Sides
Tuners Premium Sloane Machines – Stippled Bronze
Case GEWA Premium HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar Double Top – Cedar-Nomex-Spruce
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood – Double Laminated Sides – Double Ported by neck heel
Neck Sapele – 2 way truss rod w/2Carbon Fibre Strips – Thickness of Neck at Nut = 22mm and at heel = 24mm
Bridge Indian Rosewood
Head Plate Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard African Ebony
Binding Rosewoods & Maple – various and dyed
Purflings Maples – various & dyed


Nut Width 53mm
String Spacings 44.5mm – 50.5mm – 57mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Waist Width 9 1/4 “
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout 10 3/4″
Lower bout 14 5/8″
Body depths 3 13/16″ Upper Bout & 4 1/16″ Lower Bout
Guitar Weight 3 lbs. & 12 oz.
Action 4mm to 3.25mm Low E to High E
CITES Ineligible – Paperwork is not available for this guitar

2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172


Samo Sali of Slovenia and I have been corresponding for a few months now, where I was anxious to receive one of his guitars for evaluation.  I was not disappointed.  The guitar is superb with excellent voice, power and sustain.  I will write more when I record with the guitar.

Samo is a Doctor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Member of the Advisory Board of Savart Journal regarding the Science and Technology of Stringed Musical Instruments.



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 – 180623-2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172 – super powerful, cello like in its bloom, growl and voice in the mids and the lows.  The highs are crystal, capable of a light touch to a piercing tone.  Very nice.

There is another MP3 below, recorded by Keiran Franzone, for a video that was shot on August 13, 2018

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



We have a video in production with Keiran Franzone of Fredonia University.  Updates shortly.  Here he’s playing Carulli – La Praise de Algier with Samo’s guitar.  This is an uncut MP3 with zero edits.

MP3 Audio – 180813-2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172-Carulli – La Praise de Algier



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. 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: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in