2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple


A beautiful classical guitar by one of America’s masters, Frederich Holtier

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2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple


Model2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polish finish on top, Italian oil varnish on body
TunersPremium Gotoh machines with Ebony Buttons
CaseGator Flight Case – heavy duty

Tone Woods

TopSelect European Spruce – Double Top – All Wood
Sides/BackFlamed Curly Maple
NeckSpanish Mahogany with Graphite reinforcement
BridgeEbony 12 hole tie block
Head PlateMaple
FingerboardEbony – standard (not elevated)


Nut Width52mm – Compensated nut and saddle for improved intonation
String Spacings 45mm – 51mm- 58.5mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length 39 7/8″
Body length 19 5/8″
Upper bout 11 3/8″
Waist Width 9 5/8″
Lower bout 14 1/2″
Body widths 3 3/4″ & 3 3/4″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight 3lbs. & 9oz.
Action 3.6mm & 3.25mm Low E to High E
CITES Eligible – Paperwork not required


A beautiful guitar by the master from Ohio.  Superb maple coupled with a master grade Spruce creates a warm and luscious sound with an excellent setup for ease of play and sound production.  He creates a natural sound using all wood for the honeycomb, CNC’ing the material directly on the thickness of the top.  “The holes are then closed with a thin layer of Spruce.  The fact that the lamination does not reach the edges of the top, gives the guitar a more natural, traditional sound.  I did start making this top design since 2003 with small changes during the years.” – as per Frederich.

I’m in full agreement with Frederich.  The guitar is very natural sounding, with excellent volume and exquisite handling of her expression, with nuance and musicality.  She is additionally, very pretty.  The BearClaw Spruce (not a defect? I have actually had this questioned?) gives her a translucent, almost 3D effect, while the Flamed Curly Maple is self-explanatory.  A superb guitar.

Read More about Frederich Holtier



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 – 190513-2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple – an incredibly sensitive, yet powerful guitar.  Colorful and expressive, there is very little wanting in this superb guitar by Frederich.

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.


New classical guitars carry either a 1 year warranty

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in