2023 Wilson Burnham Sancha Cedar EIRW


Burnham Guitars – Cedar with East Indian Rosewood in a powerful 1912 Ramirez body and bench copy!

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2023 Wilson Burnham “Sancha” Cedar EIRW


Model2023 Wilson Burnham “Sancha” Cedar EIRW
FinishFrench Polish
Tuners Gotoh 35G510 Tuning Machines with Faux Ivory Ovals
CaseHiscox Lite Flite HSC Black with velvet interior

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Cedar
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood (EIRW)
NeckSpanish Cedar neck
Bridge EIRW w/MOP tie block cover
Fingerboard Indonesian Ebony
RosetteSimplicio style rosette
Bindings EIRW w/Maple Purflings
Headplate EIRW


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm  – 58mm 1st fret – 12th fret – bridge
Overall length 39″
Body length 19″
Upper bout width 10 7/8″
Waist width 9 1/8″
Lower bout width 14 1/4″
Body depths 3 11/16″ & 3 7/8″ (neck to tail)
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 4oz.
Action 3.75mm to 3.2mm
CITES Not Required- Woods are not restricted – please read link to the left

2023 Wilson Burnham “Sancha” Cedar EIRW


Just arrived, this guitar is another superb example of the beauty and warmth of Master Grade Western Red Cedar used as a top soundboard!  Pretty, full bodied voice, very powerful as well, and easy to play.  Excellent work by the master luthier from New Mexico.  The range of the guitar is impressive as is her volume.  I have rarely heard a full and powerful nylon G string in a guitar and this has it.  Simply beautiful woods overall and a wondrous sound.

Further clarification from Wilson on this guitar: ”

The top, back and sides and neck are woods that I purchased from Lynn Weissenreider, the father of the late John Weissenreider, luthier. This wood was milled in Milan, Italy in 2000 and shipped to John’s shop in Boulder, CO before his death, I purchased what remained of the collection in 2017.  With the exception of the cedar top and how it is braced, this guitar is a bench copy of Andrés Segovia’s 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar, using plans drawn by R.E. Brune.
I finished assembling this guitar late November 2023.”
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 Taos, New Mexico.

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 Audio – Coming Soon! – the 1st thing that occurred to me is the power and projection of this guitar!  Bellowing almost.  Sweet voiced, clear in all registers, blooming in the basses and singing in the trebles.  Wilson continues to impress.

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 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.

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!

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
Dimensions47 × 20 × 10 in

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