2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172

$6,995.00

Power and musicality – superb builder from Slovenia

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Product Description

2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172

Features

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

Measurements

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
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2018 Samo Sali Cedar EIRW DT #172

Comments:

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.

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Media

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

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Video

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

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Shipping:

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

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Warranty:

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