2019 Fritz Mueller #324 Spruce CSA
|Model||2019 Fritz Mueller #324 Spruce CSA|
|Tuners||Graf Machines unique – see below|
|Case||Premium Visesnut in Yellow|
|Top||Select German Spruce Double Top – 1 of 2 sets available|
|Sides/Back||Brazilian Rosewood (CSA) – absolutely stunning|
|Bracing||bilateral asymmetry bracing as per Fritz|
|Fingerboard||Ebony – natural elevation|
|Head Plate||CSA RW|
|String Spacing||43mm, 49.5mm, 57.5mm (nut, 12th, bridge)|
|Upper Bout Width||11″|
|Waist Width||9 1/2″|
|Lower Bout Width||14 1/2″|
|Body Depths||3 1/2″ upper bout, 3 7/8″ lower bout|
|Body Length||19 1/8″|
|Total Length||39 3/4″|
|Action||4.1mm & 3.25mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted|
|Guitar Weight||4 lbs.|
|CITES||Ineligible – CSA is highly restricted, paperwork is not available|
2019 Fritz Mueller #324 Spruce CSA
This magnificent example by Fritz exceeds expectations. There are a few things to discuss regarding this incredible guitar.
The guitar has an access panel in the back butt of the guitar. This allows for easy access to the whole interior. Part of the reason for this access is the 3 Tornavoz that come with the guitar. From small to large, (I’ll be using the large one), they are magnetic, thus attaching with ease. The access panel is also magnetic, pushed out with a small wooden rod or dowel, if you will, (comes with the guitar) via the top bout sound port. There is also a way to minimize the sound port, if so desired, with a sliding panel within the guitar (see photos, where I slid it across about halfway). You don’t want to do that. LOL
The tuning machines are by Jorg Graf, the 7th set of 10, using a Bird & Roses motif, with a self-locking mechanism and adjustment if you wish. Very unique and quite beautiful. These machines by Graf are also quite expensive adding $2500 to the overall value.
The top is from old stock German Spruce (Double Top with Nomex) as is the Brazilian Rosewood. All very difficult to acquire and quite expensive choices.
There is a slight beveling to the lower bout, where your arm would rest, making her naturally comfortable.
Aside from all of the visual prettiness, the guitar is finished with a fine Visesnut HSC in Canary Yellow, which adds another $900 -$1000 to the cost of the guitar.
The guitar itself is wildly resonant and wholly musical. Workmanship is stellar. Tuned to F# in the main body and G# toward the butt of the guitar. This allows for a super clean voicing along any and all playing lines.
The room was filled with the sound of the guitar and her play is totally accessible, almost effortless. Fritz is a true master, building power, with music, grace and elegance.
Please note that this guitar is NOT eligible for International Shipping. You are welcome to personally come to the gallery to pick the guitar up. Otherwise, the guitar should be sold domestically within the USA. The buyer assumes all responsibility once it leaves our gallery. Thank you kindly for your understanding. Richard
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 – 191214-2019 Fritz Mueller 324 Spruce CSA – this recording is without the Tornavoz inserted. In my opinion, the guitar does not need it, but when you put the Tornavoz in, get out the way. LOL OK, so this is no where near my best work, but it’s not about me, it’s all about the guitar, which is fabulous! Clearly voiced as much of nothing you’ve ever heard, each string, each notes vibrates seamlessly, effortless power, grace and elegance in every note.
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Premium 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 10 Year Warranty from the luthier
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Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com