2021 Wilson Burnham Teodora Spruce Cypress 654mm


Burnham Guitars – 654mm Scale length in a Spruce Cypress Flamenco Hybrid suitable for various repertoire

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2021 Wilson Burnham “Teodora” Spruce Cypress 654mm


Model2021 Wilson Burnham Teodora Spruce Cypress 645mm
ConditionPre-Owned in Superb Condition
FinishFrench Polish
Tuners Premium Sloane Tuning Machines with MOP buttons
CaseHiscox Lite Flite HSC (black) with velvet interior

Tone Woods

TopSitka Spruce featuring BearClaw – Traditional 5 fan Bracing
Sides/Back Cypress
NeckHonduran Mahogany
Bridge EIRW w/MOP tie block cover
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
RosetteManuel Ramirez style rosette
Bindings EIRW
Headplate EIRW


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 51mm – 58.5mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – bridge
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout width 10 7/8″
Waist width 9 1/2″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depths 3 7/8″ & 4 3/16″ (neck to tail)
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 12oz.
Action 4.1mm to 3.5mm
CITES Not Required for these woods – please read link to the left

2021 Wilson Burnham Teodora Spruce Cypress 654mm


Just arrived, the guitar is giving me the sound and feeling of a Flamenco or Flamenco/Hybrid.  Given the Cypress and some other brace modifications by Wilson, it comes as no surpise.  A light guitar, she also has a light and airy voice that would be perfect for Baroque to 18th Century music, while also capable of handling the rest of the classical repertoire.  The guitar is seemingly uplayed.  Superb condition.  There is a photo from Wilson, regarding the name and year of the guitar in the total photo shoot.

Please Note – The guitar is a 654mm scale length appropriate for those with an 8″-9+” spread (measure your thumb tip to pinky tip comfortably stretched).  She is a pleasure to play, even for one such as me with a 10″ spread in the hand, with easy action and play.  I had originally thought it a “645mm” but Wilson corrected me and we verified via measurement.  It is a 654mm.

Further clarification from Wilson on this guitar: “The Spruce top, which is braced with old growth redwood, has a Contreras style support brace directly underneath the middle fan bracing, which I suspect makes it sound very flamenco.

Back and sides are triple laminated: cypress exterior, birch veneer in the middle and maple on the interior. Macassar ebony fret board and bindings. Honduran mahogany neck with ebony reinforcement. East Indian rosewood bridge. I originally installed Schaller “Grand Tune” tuning machines with black rollers with bearings. The guitar is French polished. “

He’s a character too.  Look at his photo, you can see it in his eyes!  LOL  Good guy.

Wilson Burnham in his workshop

Wilson Burnham in his workshop

Best and feel free to give me a ring to discuss at 631-335-5447, ask for Rich

About Wilson Burnham – “I hand craft classical guitars in a small studio within Taos, New Mexico, moving recently from Allen’s Park, Colorado.

I use only hand tools and high quality woods to make my guitars. This allows me to make a guitar that has a true singing voice, one that is loud and has a large range of tonal colors and nuances.

As a classical guitar player myself, I know the joy of playing a truly wonderful guitar – one that sings, is responsive to your playing style, is easy to play with a voice that reaches the last row of seats in a recital or concert hall, and most of all, a guitar that you fall in love with so much you never want to stop playing it.

That is the kind of guitar that I make.” – Wilson Burnham

Wilson wrote to me recently, saying Colorado “got too crowded for us” – all the best to a talented luthier in New Mexico!





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 Audio240307-2021 Wilson Burnham Teodora Spruce Cypress 654mm – The guitar really does remind of a Flamenco Hybrid with great voicing, deep basses and lilting trebles.  A breeze to play as well due to the superb 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 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.

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. -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
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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