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2021 Len Laviolette #159 Sinker Cedar DT Brazilian RW


An excellent offering by Len Laviolette of California

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2021 Len Laviolette #159 Sinker Cedar DT Brazilian RW


Model2021 Len Laviolette #159 Sinker Cedar DT Brazilian RW
Scale650 mm
FinishLacquer – thinly applied
Tuners Baljak Premium Tuning Machines
CaseHumicase Protege Single arch HSC with velvet interior

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Sinker Cedar – beautiful w/Golpes
Sides/BackBrazilian RW (known as CSA)  – striking markings
BridgeBrazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard Indonesian Ebony
RosetteCustom rosette by Len
Bindings Gaboon Ebony
HeadplateBrazilian RW


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 52mm – 60mm
Overall length 39 3/4″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout width 11 1/8″
Waist width 9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 7/8″
Body depths 3 3/4″ & 4 1/16″ (neck to tail)
Guitar Weight 4lbs. & 15oz.
Action 3.5mm to 2.75mm  low E to High E 12th unfretted
CITES Ineligible – The Brazilian does not have available paperwork

2021 Len Laviolette #159 Sinker Cedar DT Brazilian RW


Just arrived, this guitar is another superb example of the beauty, warmth, roundness and clarity of Western Red Sinker Cedar used as a top soundboard by a superb luthier  Pretty, full bodied voice, very powerful as well, and easy to play.  She has a darker, warm aspect in her play, which is also quite easy.  The Double Top works very well, while not overpowering any aspect of the guitar.  I was surprised by how round she sounds, with nothing shrill or unexpected.

Excellent work by the master luthier from California.  Len’s work was intriguing and accessible price-wise to me.  Looking forward to seeing her, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily she plays, her warmth, clarity and projection.

This is a really incredible guitar.

He included a comfortable armrest as well as Premium Baljak Tuning Machines.   The guitar is strung with D’Addario Nylon high tension strings.



Please note that photos can be enlarged.  Right click any photo in the larger window, select “Open Image in New TAB” (if you’re using Chrome.  Any other browser has similar options). Look at the other TAB and you will be able to enlarge via the magnifying glass.  Simply click the image and she will double in size for your convenience.

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 – 210617-2021 Len Laviolette 159 Sinker Cedar DT Brazilian RW– awesome, darker with clarity, easily played, great blooming basses with clarity in the trebles.  Len builds a fantastic guitar for an excellent value.


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 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.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up. -Rich



This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty as she is New

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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in