2021 Silvia Zanchi Concert Cedar Bocote


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

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2021 Silvia Zanchi Concert Cedar Bocote


Model 2021 Silvia Zanchi Concert Cedar Bocote
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 Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back Bocote – Gorgeous woods
Neck Khaya Mahogany
Bridge Madagascar Rosewood
Head Plate Madagascar Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon – canted for relief


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacings 46mm-52mm-58mm at 1st fret-12th fret-saddle
Overall length  39 1/8″
Body length  19 1/4″
Upper bout width  11 1/8″
Waist Width  9 1/4″
Lower bout width  14 5/8″
Body depths  3 5/8″ & 3 3/4″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight  3lbs. & 6oz.
Action 4.2mm to 3.7mm at low E and high E 12th fret un-fretted
CITES Not required, read link to the left

2021 Silvia Zanchi Concert Cedar Bocote


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 has sent me her Limited Edition model, Reg 2021, from the Roma Expo of 2021 as well.  This is a special instrument, with incredible purfling and rosette work.

Here, we present her standard classical concert model in Cedar, still with beautiful purfling work.  She used a number of materials in the creation of the purflings, bindings and rosette, including,  snakewood, abalone, mop, copper, synthetic resin.  The Pagos machines are on a par with the highest level machines.  Strung with Savarez 540 ARJ strings, the guitar is alive.  Gods, I love this lady!

These are my 2nd and 3rd guitars from Silvia.  She is so bloody tasteful, and clearly a master of her work.  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 Cedar is magnificent, the Bocote simply drop dead gorgeous.  It is such an incredible choice, for character and looks.  Simply Superb!

I was intrigued about the Bocote woods, used in the guitar, finding out that it is an exotic wood native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. It features a wide range of grain patterns from straight to wild, with curved lines and swirls. The color ranges from golden brown to tan to golden yellow. It is a hard, heavy, and dense wood, strong and stiff, with a medium texture.  It is a close relative to Ziricote, where harvesting is done selectively using mules, helping to maintain a sustainable resource, avoiding clearing when cutting.

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 – 210819-2021 Silvia Zanchi Concert Cedar Bocote – the lady never disappoints.  Clear and bold, precise, with bells and drive, bloom and balance.  Love her.

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

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