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2019 Vicente Carrillo Estudio Spruce Mongoy


Traditional Top German Spruce with Mongoy Back/Sides – an incredible student guitar from one of the great Spanish Masters

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2019 Vicente Carrillo Estudio Spruce Mongoy


Model2019 Vicente Carrillo Estudio Spruce Mongoy
ConditionNew Just Arrived
Scale652 mm compensated
FinishUrethane – natural resin
TunersGotoh machines
CaseKenny Hill Custom HSC

Tone Woods

TopSelect German Spruce – single top
Sides/BackMongoy – possibly known as Ovangkol
NeckSpanish Cedar – 21.5mm to 23mm depth 1st fret to 10th fret
BridgeAfrican Ebony – Cameroon
Head PlateEast Indian Rosewood
FingerboardAfrican Ebony – Cameroon
BindingIndian Rosewoods – various and dyed


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings43mm – 50mm – 60mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Overall length985mm
Body length486mm
Upper bout width275mm
Lower bout width364mm
Waist width228mm
Body depths95mm & 100mm (upper and lower bout)
Neck Profile21.5mm at 1st fret – 23mm at 10th
Action3.5mm to 3mm  low E to high E
Guitar Weight3lbs & 8oz.
CITESNot CITES protected – CITES is NOT required


2019 Vicente Carrillo Estudio Spruce Mongoy

This guitar arrived in early June, where I was taken by surprise at its arrival.  Vicente wanted me to see it, sent it by special courier.  I tuned her up and started playing, with a big smile coming over my face.  Wow, this is a great guitar, made more special by her more than accessible price point of sub $2500.  Sound is clear, vibrant and wholly pleasing to the ear.  Play and setup are super, quite easy to rip through pieces.  I’ll photograph shortly, but seriously, this is a good guitar!  She came in a gig bag (no bueno! LOL).  I put the guitar in a Hill HSC brown faux leather with red plush interior.  Nice case, nice guitar.

Mongoy seems to another name for Ovangkol wood – taken from the Wood Database – the wood has excellent properties allowing for superb musical expression in the hands of a master such as Vicente.  I have zero complaints!  (not easy to do).

Scientific Name = Guibourtia ehie
Trade Name = Ovangkol
Family Name = Leguminosae
Synonyms =
Common Names = Amazakoue, Amazoue, Anokye, Bubinga, Ehie, Gabon ovanko, Ghana Anokye, Guibourtia, Hyedua, Hyedua-nini, Hyeduanini, Ivory Coast amazakoue, Kaluk AfuonMbagna, Mongoy, Mongoy walnut, Mozambique, Ovangkol, Ovengkol, Pallisandro, Shedua
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution = Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria



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 – 190619-2019 Vicente Carrillo Estudio Spruce Mongoy – a fabulous guitar, made better by her most accessible price point.  Just lovely.  I play “Here Comes the Sun”, Beatles, one of my own sketches and a new piece I’ve recently written.

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.  Rich


This classical guitar carries NO 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

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in