2020 Michael O’Leary #245 Professional Cedar Ebony
|Model||2020 Michael O’Leary #245 Professional Cedar Ebony|
|Condition||Pre-Owned in Excellent Condition|
|Finish||French Polished – Shellac|
|Tuners||Sloane Stippled Bronze Tuning Machines|
|Case||Professional Hard Shell Case – in a good looking dark red|
|Top||Western Red Cedar – Australian Lattice Bracing|
|Sides/Back||Ebony – beautiful figuring as usual from Michael|
|Bracing||Lattice Braced in the Smallman tradition with slight modification|
|String Spacing||46mm – 51mm – 57.5mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)|
|Overall length||39 5/8″|
|Body length||19 3/8″|
|Upper bout width||10 7/8″|
|Lower bout width||14 1/2″|
|Waist Width||9 3/8″|
|Body depth||3 15/16″ & 4 5/16″ upper and lower bout respectively|
|Weight||5lbs. & 2oz.|
|Action||4.2mm & 3.6mm at 12th fret unfretted Low E to High E|
|CITES||CITES not required, please read link to the left|
2020 Michael O’Leary #245 Professional Cedar Ebony
Clearly Michael O’Leary is a superb builder with excellent taste. This is his Professional model coupled with a few important upgrades, such as the elevated fingerboard and the rare, striking Ebony woods used for the back and sides.
Apparently, there is a 3 year waiting list for one of his guitars, and growing. The guitar is very active, bold, forceful and clear in all registers.
The guitar is slightly used. Photos should show anything you need to see or can see. I did not get the sense the guitar was played too often, which is a shame. The guitar is a resonant beast and rather easy to play. A client pointed out a seam in the top along the bass side of the bridge. I confirmed it, getting to work on the cleating process. She is clean, and should be invisible once done.
Eye Candy is a term we use quite a bit when appropriate here in the gallery. This guitar has a whole big bag of eye candy all to itself (quite selfish, actually LOL). Fortunately, she also has a voice to match.
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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 – 220607-2020 Michael OLeary 245 Professional Cedar Ebony – This is a great guitar, from appearance to voice and play. Superb!
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
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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 Limited 3 Month Warranty from Savage Classical Guitar, as it is Pre-Owned
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Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com