2023 Silvia Zanchi Italian Spruce Pau Ferro Ltd Edition


An amazing guitar by the Italian Luthier – Classical guitar with superb traditional voice – Spruce with Stunning Pau Ferro

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2023 Silvia Zanchi Italian Spruce Pau Ferro Ltd Edition


Model2023 Silvia Zanchi Italian Spruce Pau Ferro Ltd Edition
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale650 mm
FinishFrench Polish
TunersPagos Machines from Italy with Snakewood Buttons
CaseCibeles C210.003C-PL HSC fits the guitar perfectly

Tone Woods

TopSelect Flamed Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)
Sides/BackPau Ferro – Gorgeous woods, known as Bolivian RW
NeckFlamed Cedrela or Spanish Cedar Mahogany
BridgeMadagascar Rosewood – see below for further woods used in guitar
Head PlatePau Ferro
FingerboardEbony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon – canted for relief


Nut Width52mm
String Spacings45mm-51mm-57mm at 1st fret-12th fret-saddle
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout width 11 1/8″
Waist Width 9 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Body depths 3 9/16″ & 3 13/16″ upper bout to lower bout
Weight 3lbs. & 12oz.
Action4.1mm to 3.5mm at low E and high E 12th fret unfretted
CITESNot required, read link to the left

2023 Silvia Zanchi Italian Spruce Pau Ferro Ltd Edition


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 2023, that was supposed to go to the Roma Expo of 2023, as well as her 2023 Silvia Zanchi Italian Spruce Blackwood Ltd Edition.  She did not bring them, as we were negotiating bringing them to the gallery.  She ended up bringing one instrument to the Expo, where neither of the guitars presented made it to the show.

This, the LE, meant to highlight her best artisan work, is a special instrument, with select woods, incredible purfling and rosette work.  The guitar and its presentation speak for itself.  Not much I can add, except to say, look at the wood?  The Spruce is flamed, shimmering!  The Pau Ferro (Bolivian RW) is beyond words.  Gods, I love this lady!

The guitar is beautiful.  The materials used in her presentation are magnificent, including, the rosette made of wood (note the flamed cedrela purflings), metal (small brass rectangular frames; inside them there are padouk or maple with a black frame), mop and abalone dots, synthetic resin; The bindings are made of snakewood. In the purflings of back and sides you can find abalone, in the purflings of the soundboard you can find strips of wood and other two made of brass; part of the label is drawn by Silvia, where the design is repeated within the rosette.  There is also a 7th fret dot on the fretboard.  The guitar is strung with Savarez ARJ 540s.  The guitar is finished with the finest Pagos Machines with fine milled engraving and Snakewood Buttons.

These are my 4th and 5th guitars from Silvia.  She is so bloody tasteful, and clearly a master of her work.  I am so pleased with the guitars, I wrote to Silvia immediately.  Simply Superb!

You can read more about Silvia Zanchi here.

From Silvia directly:
Spruce – Pao Ferro
Soundboard: Bearclaw Italian Spruce
Back and Sides: Pau Ferro
Neck: Flamed Cedrela
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with brass frame
Tuning Machines: Italian handmade high quality Pagos with Snakewood knobs and a finely engraved plate (“browning” and “milling” decoration)
Nut and saddle: Mother of pearl – bone (both)
Decorations (purflings, bindings, bridge, hell capping, end of the sides..): wood, abalone, mop, brass, copper, synthetic resin
Strings length: 650 mm
Strings: Savarez 540 ARJ
Finishing: Shellac
This guitar is similar to one of the my latest in your gallery, but there is some news: two carbon bars and the trussrod in the neck, a beautiful flamed cedrela, one dot at the VII fret copper and mop), both nut and saddle are made of mother of pearl (you have another set made of bone, too), new decorations at the heel capping and at the end of the sides.
Part of the label is drawn by me.


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 Audio230606-2023 Silvia Zanchi Italian Spruce Pau Ferro Ltd Edition  – Apologies, as the recording was compromised, probably due to a machine error during the actual recording.  I’ll get back to it, but my comments apply.  She is amazing.  The listed recording is my followup the next day.  It still gets it out there, you can really tell that this is a special guitar.   – saving the best for last, this amazing guitar, is simply just that, amazing!  A pleasure.  My recording session went on a bit as I was overwhelmed with her beautific voice, deep blooming basses, the highs, the balance, the sensitive nature of this guitar.  Amazing just does not do it justice.  I am deeply respectful of the incredible work she does, the detail, the artisanship, the musician’s soul she can put into her guitars.  This is high praise coming from me.  I am a bit proud of the fact that I recognized something in this talented lady and luthier, where it is a simple honor to have her incredible work as part of our offerings to you.  Rich

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1





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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

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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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in
Tone Wood

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