2024 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa Spruce DT EIRW
|2024 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa Spruce DT EIRW
|H1 Alessi Tuning Machines w/Ebony Ovals – among the finest in the world
|Cibeles ABS HSC, heavy duty
|Italian Spruce – Val di Femme – Nomex Double Top with Western Red Cedar bottom layer with a Radial segmented soundboard
|EIRW – East Indian Rosewood
|African Ebony – elevated with 20th fret high C
|California Walnut Burls
|Original designs made from California Walnut Burls
|Maple – Tigerwood – Ebony – California Walnut Burls
|45 mm-51.5mm-59.5mm at 1st fret-12th fret-saddle
|Upper bout width
|Lower bout width
|3 7/8″ & 4 1/16″
|3 lbs & 7 oz.
|4.0mm and 3.25mm at low E and high E 12th fret unfretted
|EIRW does not need CITES – please read link to the left
2024 Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa Spruce DT EIRW
As expected, Claudia fixated on the sound reproduction, where it can easily be heard. The musicality and expression of this instrument is phenomenal. The play is easy, yet able to drive. Handmade with the simplest of tools, she did an incredible job of workmanship as well as sound and musicality. Incredible. This is a truly musical guitar from a master of luthierie originating at the heart of the Italian school, one that continues to impress guitar after guitar.
Claudia works and lives in Rome, one of my favorite cities in the world. It is and will continue to be a pleasure to work with this fine young luthier for many years to come.
Please read more about Claudia D’Ammassa here along with her build philosophy and methods.
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
Please note that dust is an issue of late, especially with 5 humidifiers running within my gallery space. We do our best to wipe things down between each shot, but the dust can be pervasive as a result of the humidity issues required in this colder, dryer weather. I also run air purifiers within the space. It does not help that much. I have to say this out loud as I do not edit the photos. There is full transparency here, as always, in my discussions, photos, recordings, etc. It is never about tricking any of you. It is about absolute and full disclosure so that you know exactly what you are looking at any time you visit my gallery or my site.
MP3 Audio – 240101-2024 Claudia DAmmassa Spruce DT EIRW – the guitar is brilliant in its clarity, separation of voice, balance and play. A lovely guitar that is pleasing to the ear as it is easy on the hands. As of now the guitar is strung with Knobloch mixed tension trebles and Savarez High Tension Classics in the basses. A nice mix of strings that does the guitar justice. I simply had a blast exploring and playing her. No structure of any kind to the playing, I just sat with a new guitar and discovered it along with all of you. Beautiful!
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is always included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, UPS Ground or UPS/USPS Priority/Express Shipping is not included to the 50 US
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.
Please note that your shipping options will update as you input your address into the Shipping Dialog of Checkout Process.
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!
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.
All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. Rich
This classical guitar carries a 1 Year warranty from the luthier
Please read my Return Policy
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