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2021 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa #26 Spruce EIRW


2021 D’Ammassa of Rome, Italy – a Spruce Indian RW – gorgeous guitar

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2021 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa #26 Spruce EIRW


Model2021 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa #26 Spruce EIRW
FinishFrench Polish
TunersSchaller Grande Tune Machines –
CaseGEWA HSC in black, heavy duty

Tone Woods

TopItalian Spruce – Val di Femme – Radial segmented soundboard
Sides/BackEIRW – East Indian Rosewood
NeckSpanish Cedar
BridgeIndian Rosewood
Head PlateIndian Rosewood
FingerboardAfrican Ebony – elevated with 20th fret high C
BindingCalifornia Walnut Burls
RosetteOriginal designs made from California Walnut Burls
PurflingsMaple – Tigerwood – Ebony – California Walnut Burls


Nut Width50mm
String Spacing41.5 mm-48mm-56mm at 1st fret-12th fret-saddle
Overall length39 1/4″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout width11″
Lower bout width14 3/4″
Body depths3 13/16″ & 4 1/8″
Waist width9 3/4″
Weight3 lbs & 9 oz.
Action4.1mm and 3.5mm at low E and high E 12th fret unfretted
CITESEIRW does not need CITES – please read link to the left

2021 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa #26 Spruce EIRW


Claudia packed the heck out of the guitar, coming in a GEWA HSC, which is heavy duty, mindful of the Hiscox ABS case.  On opening the case, I let out a surprised, whoosh, as the radial segmented soundboard, mindful again, of the great Italian luthier, Andrea Tacchi, just blew me away.  Otherwise, simple, elegant, clean lines with a surprising amount of resonance and play to this guitar.  Nuanced, lovely, musical expression are at your fingertips.  A beautiful guitar that is wholly accessible to anyone looking for a fine classical guitar to play, record and perform with on a daily basis.

Our photo session with the guitar was a blast.  Such a treat to look at this phenomenal looking, interesting soundboard.  It is pure eye candy, and yes, the guitar sounds as beautiful as it looks.   I’m going to enjoy this recording session.

This particular guitar is a Tribute to one of her teachers, Mario Garrone.

Claudia works and lives in Rome, one of my favorite cities in the world.  It is and will continue to be a pleasure to work with this fine young luthier for many years to come.

Please read more about Claudia D’Ammassa here along with her build philosophy and methods.



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 Audio210227-2021 Claudia Francesca DAmmassa 26 Spruce EIRW  – the guitar is brilliant in its clarity, separation of voice, balance and play.  There is no doubting its Spruce character!  A lovely guitar that is pleasing to the ear as it is easy on the hands.  As of now the guitar is strung with Savarez Corum Alliance strings, Mid-Tension

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 always included in your purchase price.

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
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 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: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in