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2020 Ross Gutmeier #520 Cedar Walnut 640mm


Resonant Cedar Classical Guitar from Ross Gutmeier

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2020 Ross Gutmeier #520 Cedar Walnut 640mm Classical Guitar


Model2020 Ross Gutmeier #520 Cedar Walnut 640mm
ConditionPre-Owned in Very Good Condition – see below
Scale640 mm
FinishFrench Polish
TunersGotoh 35G510C Series – from their Premium Line
CaseTKL HSC in Tweed

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Cedar – beautiful top
Sides/BackWalnyt with a nice light chocolate brown
NeckBrazilian Mahogany
Head PlateHonduran RW


Nut Width52mm
String Spacing 44mm-50mm-57.5mm
Overall length 38 1/2″
Body length 18 7/8″
Upper bout 10 1/2″
Waist Width 9″
Lower bout 14 1/4″
Body depths 3 9/16″ & 3 13/16″
Guitar Weight 3lbs
Action3.75mm & 3.2mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITES Not Required – please read link to the left

2020 Ross Gutmeier #520 Cedar Walnut 640mm Classical Guitar


Excellent condition, probably 90%+ with a big sound, surprisingly vibrant, round and powerful sounding.  The guitar suffered a strap rub from the case on the lower bout, which could have been avoided if he knew to put the strap (the little piece of fabric that stops the case from completely opening).  The rub exactly matches the strap.  This can be easily fixed by a capable luthier and some French Polish.  One owner guitar who played her for obvious reasons.

The serial number is not #520 but is dated 05/2020 as you can see in the label shot.

The guitar is a Small Scale instrument, measuring in at 640mm – which is great for those of us with a less than 9″ spread in the hand, tip of pinky to thumb.  Amazingly, I find this guitar fun to play, even though I measure in at a 10″ spread.  Must be the string spacing allowing me to maneuver within.

She is so powerful and musical.  The guitar is quite impressive in her play, clarity of voice, sound and lyricism, surprisingly so, though Ross is such a great builder, I shouldn’t be that surprised.  The Walnut is a pretty alternative, lending itself to a superb and clear sound from the guitar.  She gets very sensitive while playing gently and with mood.  I found myself thinking, I could play this guitar real easy, recording, concert, etc.  He builds an excellent guitar.

Photos, media and measurements are updated



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 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 –  220326-2020 Ross Gutmeier 520 Cedar Walnut 640mm – sweet guitar, with nice punch in the basses, beautiful and distinct trebles with a high E string that everyone has to love, and excellent balance.  I could play her all day.

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 HSC is always included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

Thank you!

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!


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.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries NO Warranty as she is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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