2022 Rafal Turkowiak #466 OM Acoustic Spruce Ziricote Pickup

Original price was: $5,995.00.Current price is: $5,495.00.

A beautiful steel string OM bodied guitar by one of America’s masters, Frederich Holtier, using Spruce and Madagascar RW

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2022 Rafal Turkowiak #466 OM Acoustic Spruce Ziricote Pickup


Model2022 Rafal Turkowiak #466 OM Acoustic Spruce Ziricote Pickup Steel String Guitar
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishVarnish of Rafal’s own recipe, highly resonant
TunersPremium Schaller Machines
CaseTurkowiak Custom HardShell Case – heavy duty

Tone Woods

TopSelect Alpine Spruce
NeckFlamed Sycamore with Truss Rod
Head PlateZiricote
FingerboardEbony – radiused – super easy to play


Nut Width43mm
String Spacings 37mm – 46mm- 56mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length 39 7/8″
Body length 20 3/8″
Upper bout 10 3/4″
Waist Width 8 7/8″
Lower bout 15″
Body depths 4 1/8″ & 4 7/8″ upper bout to lower bout
Guitar Weight 4lbs & 4oz
Action3.4mm & 2.7mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted
CITESNot Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left

2022 Rafal Turkowiak #466 OM Acoustic Spruce Ziricote Pickup


This guitar is among the cleanest, purest and modern sounding steel strings I’ve ever played.  The guitar has so many features, almost too many to list.  The standout is the guitar itself, coupled with the Carlos VIP DM Electronics Pickup, passive, one of the best, if not the best pickup on the planet.  Black mother of pearl (MOP) machine heads on the Schallers, finished in a custom Turkowiak Case.  Spectacular.  Ryan loves this guitar.

The guitar features:

  • 12 fret to body joint
  • A Master Grade Alpine Spruce Top
  • Flamed Sycamore Neck with Tubes, bindings, resonators
  • Carlos VIP DM Electronic Pickup System
  • Schaller Black MOP Tuning Machines
  • Custom Turkowiak HSC



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 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 – 231026-2022 Rafal Turkowiak 466 OM Acoustic Spruce Ziricote Pickup – An incredibly easy guitar to play, with a clean modern sound for any technique you wish to apply.  Lovely guitar with a really great pickup system.  This recording is solely acoustic using only my mics, (not plugged in).


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 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.
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.


New classical guitars carry either a 1 year warranty

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Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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