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2020 Silvia Zanchi Spruce Santos RW


An amazing guitar by the Italian Luthier – Classical guitar with superb traditional voice

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2020 Silvia Zanchi Spruce Santos RW


Model 2020 Silvia Zanchi Spruce Santos RW Serial # 02A10 see label shot
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish
Tuners Pagos Machines from Italy with Ziricote Buttons
Case Cibeles C210.003C-PL HSC fits the guitar perfectly

Tone Woods

Top Select Red Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)
Sides/Back Santos Rosewood – Dark and gorgeous
Neck Khaya Mahogany
Bridge Madagascar Rosewood
Head Plate Madagascar Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon – canted for relief


Nut Width 50mm
String Spacings 41.5mm-50mm-58mm at 1st fret-12th fret-saddle
Overall length  39″
Body length  19 1/8″
Upper bout width  11″
Waist Width  9 1/8″
Lower bout width  14 3/8″
Body depths  3 1/2″ & 3 5/8″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight  3lbs. & 5oz.
Action 4.1mm to 3.25mm at low E and high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES Not required, read link to the left

2020 Silvia Zanchi Spruce Santos RW


I was fortunate enough to meet with one of the most talented luthiers from Italy, a few years ago in Rome at the Roma Expo, a wonderful experience for me personally.  I have found that luthier relationships take a long while to develop, where she has trusted me with her latest work.  I am honored.  She wrote to me after the cancellation of the 2020 Roma Expo Guitar Festival in March of this year.  She presented me with a guitar that I had to take a closer look at, using Santos Rosewood.  Santos Rosewood is also known as Pau Ferro or Brazilwood – differentiating it from Brazilian Rosewood.  It is not of the Dalbergia species, though similar in properties, though why indicate RW in the name is beyond me.  It is actually of the Machaerium species.  In many ways, it is thought to be superior to Brazilian, in terms of its percussiveness, tap tones, with tight deep lows, growling mids and a singing high response.

The purfling, design, woods, guitar all present beautifully.  Nice.  I’m bringing the guitar to the US after a few discussions.  I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

She has arrived and I am so pleased with the guitar, I wrote to Silvia immediately.  The guitar is clear, vibrant, almost sensual in her Italian character.  The woods are excellent, the Spruce almost 3D translucent in her affect, while the Santos Rosewood is such an incredible choice, for character and looks.  Simply Superb!

You can read more about Silvia Zanchi here.



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 – 201107-2020 Silvia Zanchi 02A10 Spruce Santos RW – an absolutely superb & most beautiful guitar.  Clear, resonant, vibrant, deep, singing, she has it all in an easy play setup.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1





Premium HSC is 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 – 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!

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

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!

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.


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 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in
Tone Wood