2022 Darren Hippner #1105 Barbero Spruce Blackwood


Master Grade Bear Claw Spruce with incredible African Blackwood

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2022 Darren Hippner #1105 Barbero Spruce Blackwood


Model 2022 Darren Hippner #1105 Barbero Spruce Blackwood
Condition New
Scale 650mm
Finish Lacquer  finely applied
Tuners M&M Premium Machines – pretty
Case Superior Black HSC – a great, solid case

Tone Woods

Top  Master Austrian Alpine Spruce – Darren is a wood dealer as well
Sides/Back African Blackwood
Neck  Spanish Cedar
Truss Rod  No
Bridge African Blackwood
Head Plate African Blackwood
Fingerboard  Ebony / Canted in the Hauser style
Binding  Brazilian with Maples and Ebonies


Nut Width  53mm
String Spacings  45mm-51mm-58mm (1st fret – 12th fret at body – saddle)
Overall length  38 3/4″
Body length  19 1/4″
Upper bout width  10 3/4″
Waist Width  9 1/4″
Lower bout width  14 3/8″
Body depths  3 5/8″ & 4 1/16″  – upper to lower bouts
Guitar Weight  4lbs
Action  4.2mm – 3.6mm low E to high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES  Ineligible – Paperwork is not available for this guitar

2022 Darren Hippner #1105 Barbero Spruce Blackwood


Darren and I have been working together since 2003, where he has always impressed with the modeling and building of his guitars, his deep, instinctive knowledge, coupled with his extreme work ethic.  He built a number of traditional models just recently, cherry picking one for me and the gallery.

The woods are phenomenal, her sound decidedly clean and pure in her voices and separation.  The play on her is gorgeous. Powerful, musical and expressive with easy play.  I found her round and warm sounding, with the expected bells of the trebles, exhibiting excellent balance throughout her ranges.

Speaking of the woods, the Spruce is phenomenal, 3 dimensional in her affect.  The African Blackwood is straight grained, old school, with the Center planking offsetting some beautiful touches.  This is top notch work by Darren, what I have come to expect of a superior builder.

The lower action, setup really well, allows the guitar to play quite easily.

The Blackwood back & sides are some choice woods with some expected checking in the Rosewoods.  You can see this checking in the various photos.  The guitar plays and sounds as sweet as possible.  An excellent guitar by Darren Hippner.



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. Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 220922-2022 Darren Hippner 1105 Barbero Spruce Blackwood –  I consider Darren a downright prodigy when it comes to building.  The setup helped the guitar to play and sound beautifully in my hands.

A link to my book of personal compositions is available below.   A TAB edition is also available.  Thank you kindly.  Rich

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch 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.  

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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.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich



This guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from the luthier and Savage Classical Guitar

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

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