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2022 Wilson Burnham Catalina Spruce DT Maple


Burnham Guitars – Wilson’s 7th guitar to us using another favorite wood, Engelmann Spruce with a gorgeous Curly Maple Back/Sides

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2022 Wilson Burnham Catalina Spruce DT Maple


Model2022 Wilson Burnham Catalina Spruce DT Maple
Scale648mm – compensated
Finish French Polish
Tuners Gilbert Machines – premium tuning machines – see photos
CaseCrossrock CRW700CGN Vintage Green – traditional HSC

Tone Woods

TopMaster Grade Engelmann Spruce
Sides/BackCurly Maple w/EIRW fillet
NeckSpanish Cedar neck w/Indian Ebony inserts
BridgeEast Indian Rosewood, MOP tie block cover
FingerboardIndonesian Ebony
RosetteRussian style rosette
BindingsEast Indian Rosewood, MOP tie block cover
HeadplateEIRW – carved and stippled


Nut Width 51.5mm
String Spacing 44.5mm – 51.5mm -59mm 1st fret – 12th fret – saddles
Overall length 39 1/8″
Body length 18 7/8″
Upper bout width 10 5/8″
Waist width 9 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 5/8″
Body depths 3 11/16″ & 3 7/8″ (neck to tail)
Guitar Weight 3lbs.
Action 4.1mm to 3.3mm
CITES Not Required for these woods – please read link to the left

2022 Wilson Burnham Catalina Spruce DT Maple


Just arrived, this guitar, named “Catalina”, is another superb example of the beauty and clarity of Engelmann Spruce used as a top soundboard!  The Curly Maple is stunning to look at giving this guitar a wholesome, pretty, full bodied voice, a touch brighter, while exhibiting excellent power as well, and being easy to play.  Excellent work by the master luthier from Colorado.  Wilson’s work was intriguing and accessible price-wise to me.   I was pleasantly surprised at how easily she plays, her warmth, clarity and projection.  The guitar is strung with Savage Classical Guitar high tension strings.

The guitar is built with 7 brace fan, symmetrical, allowing for balance throughout her ranges all while not being a FULL Double Top guitar, but only Doubled in the lower part of the lower bout, giving it some serious oomph, while maintaining a wholesome rounded sound.

Description from Wilson himself is attached below

Model – 2022 Wilson Burnham “Lola”, Redwood/Oregon Myrtle
Condition-New, showroom condition
Tuners are Gilbert with ebony knobs.
Top is Engelmann spruce.
Back and sides are curly maple, the back has a East Indian rosewood fillet.
Bindings, bridge, headstock plate are East Indian rosewood.
Neck is Spanish cedar with a East Indian rosewood fillet.
Bone nut and saddle.
Crossrock ivory colored case.
String spacing-43mm-51mm-59mm
Overall length-39 1/8 inches
Body length-18 13/16 inches
Upper bout-10 7/8 inches
Waist-9 1/4 inches
Lower bout-14 1/2 inches
Body depth-3 7/8 inches to 4 1/16 inches
She has voice and is quite powerful.  I’m looking forward to recording with the guitar today!

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 outside of 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




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 Audio230421-2022 Wilson Burnham Catalina Spruce DT Maple – She is warm, clear and beautiful, with lilting highs that ring out above the voice, while the basses whoosh and blossom.  There is more horsepower here than I would have guessed.  Then she started to explode with voice and power.  Man, that’s a great guitar.  The best part is the playability of the guitar coupled with the sound, the highs, the deep basses.

Plus, we have the added benefit of Romeo RumRum Swiffer Cat saying hi during the recording.  My lover boy, he’s a hugger!  He even takes the time to say bye bye after (well, toward the end) the recording was done.  Awesome!  Great cat, great guitar.  Apologies, but come on, it simply doesn’t get better than this.  LOL

Here is a shot of my daughter, Dhiana, holding Rum Rum, giving you an idea of the size of this cat.  Being held, in your arms, being with you, around you is his thing.  He loves you instantly and you can not help but love him back.  I am most fortunate to have saved him and his sister, Tum Tum Thumper Thumbs Cat as well as Musawi Floofer Kangaroofer Cat (Black & White Norwegian Forest Cat), seen below with Dhiana again, on my bed.  Happiness is all you see on my daughter’s face.










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/UPS options (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. -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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