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2018 Vance Bergeson #44 Spruce Bolivian


Beautiful Spruce classical from the very talented Vance Bergeson

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2018 Vance Bergeson #44 Spruce Bolivian


Model2018 Vance Bergeson #44 Spruce Bolivian
ConditionNew – Luthier Demo – slight scratches on the top around the rosette
FinishShellac sealed with Oil Varnish
TunersRubner Superior with Rubner Roll – very nice machines
CaseCrossRock HSC tweed

Tone Woods

Top Select Master Grade Engelmann Spruce
Sides/BackBolivian RW – very pretty
Neck Spanish Mahogany – elevated FB
Truss Rod Yes with Bolt on Neck
BridgeAmazon RW
Head PlateBolivian RW
RosetteJuniper/Black Fiber/Hickory
FingerboardAmazon RW
BindingJatoba with Maples


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacings 44.5mm-51.5mm-58.5mm (1st fret – 12th fret at body – saddle)
Overall length 39″
Body length 18 5/16 “
Upper bout width 10 13/16″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Lower bout width 14 1/16″
Body depths 3 3/16″ & 3 11/16″  – upper to lower bouts
Guitar Weight 3lbs & 13oz.
Action 4.1mm – 3.25mm low E to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES Ineligible

2018 Vance Bergeson #44 Spruce Bolivian


Excellent guitar, no doubt about it.  I was taken aback by her power, voice and clarity.  Elevated FingerBoard for easier access to the higher ranges, I have to say, what a great guitar.  Very pleased with this one.

Vance sent it to me with some play wear on the top (happened just before he shipped it).  Easily a $5K guitar, I’ve priced it 20% off and believe me, it’s a very good guitar (I’d have sent it back if it weren’t  LOL).   Give me a ring.  Rich 631-335-5447



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

Handcrafted instruments are photographed and listed individually, usually identified by a serial number, date and or some other combination.

MP3 Audio – 190201-2018 Vance Bergeson #44 Spruce Bolivian RW – superb fun in playing this little monster.  Vance built a great guitar with voice and character, deep basses not overpowering driven mids and lilting trebles.  New microphones by Telefunken – stereo pair of M60s help drive a crystal clear experience.  I’m listening on my studio monitors now and I’m cracking up at the artifact I can hear.  These things are picking up the lights in the main gallery.  I shut everything off and I can still hear it.  Back to the guitar, you can’t believe the power and projection of this guitar, and this with regular ole High Tension Nylon strings.  Crazy.  Great guitar.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



My book of personal pieces is here for your convenience.




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 the luthier

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

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in