2023 Steve Porter #52 Spruce EIRW 640mm


Steve Porter and his Gil Carnal inspired classical guitar

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2023 Steve Porter #52 Spruce EIRW 640mm


Model2023 Steve Porter #52 Spruce EIRW 640mm
ConditionNew – Showroom Condition
Scale640 mm
FinishFrench Polished with Shellac
TunersPremium Sloane Machines
CaseSKB Premium HSC – A higher end CrossRock HSC is available

Tone Woods

TopSelect German Spruce
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood – Double Laminated Sides – Double Ported by neck heel
NeckSpanish Cedar
BridgeBrazilian Rosewood
Head PlateLocust Indian Rosewood
FingerboardAfrican Ebony – elevated
BindingRosewoods – various and dyed
PurflingsMaple and Cherry back and sides – Maple & Rosewoods around Soundboard


Nut Width51.5mm
String Spacings45mm – 51mm – 58mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Neck Depths21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret
Overall length38 7/8″
Body length18 3/4″
Upper bout10 3/4″
Upper bout8 7/8″
Lower bout14 5/16″
Body depths3 1/2″ Upper Bout & 3 3/4″ Lower Bout
Action3.5mm & 3 mm low E – high E, 12th fret unfretted
Guitar Weight4 lbs. & 13 oz
CITESNot Required – Please see link to the left

2014 Steve Porter #29 Spruce EIRW 640mm


First thing I noticed is that she is heavy, but not unreasonably so.  This due to the double laminated sides of Indian Rosewood and Mahogany.  Most Lattice Braced guitars are equally heavy.  Steve uses Balsa and Carbon Fibre bracing in his lattice.

Easy play coupled with clear voicing, she has excellent projection.  She is very pointed, balanced and focused.  Voices clearly ringing out across all registers.  A real pleasure to play, featuring an elevated fingerboard, ported on both sides of the heel ala Ruck.  I sat with her for an hour yesterday, thoroughly enjoying my time with the guitar.  Powerful and expressive, I loved the fact that she was forceful when I needed it, yet able to tone down her ferociousness and give me a sweet musicality.

Numerous refinements by Steve have led to a superior musical experience.  Lovely guitar.

Steve’s workmanship is superb.  This is an excellent concert classical guitar in every regard.  I find myself picking up this guitar to play and practice with for the last few days, helping to open her up.  I’m really enjoying this guitar.

All specs and measurements are as per Steve himself.  Please note that this is a 640mm scale length guitar, suitable for hands with a spread of 8″-9″ or if you are having issues with your hand in general.  She is quite comfortable to play.



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 – 230423-2023 Steve Porter 52 Spruce EIRW 640mm – powerful, driven, intimate to deafening as well as clear sounding.  Concert performance level without a doubt.  Nice guitar.

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 UPS 2nd Day Air 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

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical.com

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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