2019 Zebulon Turrentine #60 Cedar Wenge 640


Zebulon Turrentine – what a great name, and yes, what a great guitar!

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2019 Zebulon Turrentine #60 Cedar Wenge 640

Model 2019 Zebulon Turrentine #60 Cedar Wenge 640 called “Elegy”
Condition New
Scale 640 mm
Finish French Polished Top – Lacquer Back/Sides
Tuners Gotoh 35G510P Machines 
Case CrossRock HSC in Silver

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar – Lattice Braced
Sides/Back Wenge – (pronounced Wen – gay) – absolutely stunning
Neck African Mahogany w/Carbon Fiber Rod, matte finish
Bridge Brazilian RW
Bracing Lattice braced – all wood, no composite material that I can see
Fingerboard Ebony, radiused at 32 inches and elevated naturally
Head Plate Wenge


Nut Width 50mm
String Spacing 41.5mm, 49.5mm, 59.5mm (nut, 12th, bridge)
Upper Bout Width 11 3/8″
Lower Bout Width 14 1/2″
waist width 9 5/8″
Body Depths 3 3/8″ upper bout, 4″ lower bout
Body Length 19″
Total Length 38 1/2″
Guitar Weight 4lbs & 13 oz.
Action 3.5mm & 2.9mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITES Not required – Please read the Link to the left

2019 Zebulon Turrentine #60 Cedar Wenge 640


The last guitar I had built with Wenge was fantastic, where this magnificent example by Zebulon exceeds expectations.  You can find more about this wood in my Tonewood Discussion

Inspection was more than satisfactory.  The guitar itself is wildly resonant and wholly musical.  Workmanship stellar.  Machines by Gotoh are an excellent choice.  The elevated Finger Board, with a natural slope to the soundboard, gives incredibly free access to the higher positions.

The room was filled with the sound of the guitar and her play is totally accessible, almost effortless.  I found her pointed, focused, powerful and nuanced.  The radiused board allows for the simplest of playing ease.  I found the guitar on the heavy side as well, measuring in at almost 5 pounds, much like any typical Australian Lattice, but without the curved and arched back  This is the result of a reinforcement of the back and sides, much like a double tapa by the older Contreras house, giving stability and focus to the voices, which this guitar does well.

Please note this is a 640mm scale length guitar, with slightly smaller string spacing and nut width.  I always provide measurements (above) where possible.

Please read more about Zebulon Turrentine here

Wenge (pronounced WENN-gay) is a relatively unknown wood to most players, and even to most builders. Nevertheless, it’s a superb tonewood with a remarkably clear, ringing taptone that seems to sustain forever. Ervin Somogyi reportedly called wenge “the new Brazilian rosewood”, and that’s not far off.

The result is a guitar with extraordinary responsiveness, volume, and color.



MP3 Audio200207-2019 Zebulon Turrentine 60 Cedar Wenge 640– this is a superb classical guitar.  Absolutely superb!





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.

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 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

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in