2021 Ashley Sanders #69 Cedar Pomelle Sapele (Traditional)


2021 Ashley Sanders #69 Cedar Pomelle Sapele (Traditional) – another gorgeous selection of woods by the Australian Master

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2021 Ashley Sanders #69 Cedar Pomelle Sapele (Traditional)


Model 2021 Ashley Sanders #69 Cedar Pomelle Sapele (Traditional)
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Tuners Deluxe Rubner tuners with bearings – Snakewood Kidney on White Rollers
Case BAM HSC – BAM Premium in the XL Series

Tone Woods

Top Select Western Red Cedar Ashley hand picks
Sides/Back Pomelle Sapele – Another beautiful wood and choice
Finish French Polished entirely
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Bridge Ebony
Head Plate Pomelle Sapele
Fingerboard Indian Ebony – 19 frets
Binding Curly Maple and Redgum


Nut Width 51mm
String Spacing 44.5mm – 51.5mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Upper bout 11 1/8″
Waist Width 9 5/8″
Lower bout 15″
Body depth 3 15/16″ & 4 1/8″ upper and lower bout respectively
Overall length 39 3/4″
Body length 19 3/8″
Weight 5lbs & 1oz.
Action 4 mm to 3.5 mm (12th Fret – Low E to High E – Unfretted)
CITES Not Required – CITES free

2021 Ashley Sanders #69 Cedar Pomelle Sapele (Traditional)


Here are Ashley’s comments from his own website:

“#69 is underway, Top is master grade cedar, back and sides are pomelle sapele with East Indian rosewood bindings. I’m using fan braces on this one, modified to my thoughts of what will work well.

26/3/21 I’ve begun the polishing on this guitar, I’m hoping to be finished by early May.

The guitar has been strung today ( 29/4/21 ) and it takes about 3 days for the strings to stop stretching and settle. Photos coming soon.

2/6/21 I’m very happy with the traditional/modified fan bracing. The guitar is strung with Knobloch Double Silver Actives in medium tension and is sounding as good as I’d hoped.”

Photos here and now are from Ashley.  I will of course have my own detailed battery of photographs.

For those who may not know, Pomelle Sapele is a desirable wood from its durability standpoint, its beauty, as well as its musical quality.  This wood is rated a Hardwood, tougher than Red Oak?  She’s considered superior to Mahogany in all ways,  as it is stiffer and heavier than African Mahogany.  Look at the shimmering affect of the wood, as in a Maple with a magical effect, I like to say eye candy, but really?  It is translucent in its visual.  You can read more here in my Tonewood Discussion.

Deluxe Rubner tuners with bearings on the rollers ( each roller has a bearing at the plate end and at the end of the roller, thus two bearings per roller, which gives the smoothest and most controllable string adjustment I’ve seen so far ), adjustable truss rod. The entire guitar is French polished with a cross linking shellac that is far more resistant to sweat and humidity. The strings are Knobloch “Actives”  double silver in a medium tension.  The guitar is housed in a top of the line BAM Case.

The guitar is gorgeous.  Her sound is powerful, crisp, clear with beautiful sustain.  I found her easy to play, with the warmest sound imaginable. Action is low yet drive-able.  Ashley’s work is simply pretty with a musical, expressive voice to match.

The woods are ridiculously beautiful.  Ashley, again and again, goes way out of his way to create the most beautiful and luscious sounding guitars.  Ashley must be considered among the best from Australia, hands down.



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 Audio211130-2021 Ashley Sanders 69 Cedar Pomelle Sapele Traditional – amazing guitar, with power, voice, highs and lows.  Pretty too!  The modified Australian lattice tending toward the more traditional is a special affect that has much merit, in my professional opinion.  This modified traditionally braced guitar is a shift toward the wholly traditional build for Ash, where he has created a wholesome, velvety texture to the musical experience.

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.

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.  Thank you!

Shipping cannot be Free any further as the cost has gone up significantly.  I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options.  You CANNOT choose USPS Media Mail!  Thank you kindly for your understanding.

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

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!

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 guitar carries a 1 Year 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.com

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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