Adalid 50th Anniversario #89 Cedar Madagascar
|Model||Adalid 50th Anniversario #89 Cedar Madagascar|
|Scale||650 mm compensated|
|Finish||Nitrocellular Lacquer – Catalyzed Finish|
|Tuners||Alessi F5 – Oval Ivory Buttons w/White Rollers|
|Case||Luthier Brand ABS Single Arch HSC|
|Top||Western Red Cedar|
|Sides/Back||Madagascar RW – beautiful|
|Head Plate||Madagascar Rosewood|
|Rosette||Original designs made from maple and bloodwood|
|Purflings||Various and dyed|
|String Spacing||44mm-50mm-58mm at 1st fret-12th fret-saddle|
|Overall length||39 3/4″|
|Body length||19 1/2″|
|Upper bout width||11 1/2″|
|Lower bout width||14 7/8″|
|Body depths||3 7/8″ & 4 1/8″|
|Waist width||9 7/8″|
|Weight||4 lbs & 6 oz.|
|Action||4mm & 3.2mm at low E to high E, 12th fret, unfretted|
|CITES||Not Required – woods used are not regulated – please read provided link to the left|
Adalid 50th Anniversario #89 Cedar Madagascar
Meeting Manuel Adalid was a special treat for me, knowing of his longstanding pedigree in the industry, as well as his work ethic. Playing some of his concert instruments was an equal pleasure. I decided then and there that I would have Manuel’s best work in my own gallery. From the Lacote to the Torres to the Hauser to his own Anniversario, I was so immensely taken with his guitar’s ability to voice the music authentically, with subtlety, and with grace.
The Anniversario guitar is mighty special, on a class with the powerhouses of this generation. Celebrating 50 years of building from 1957, Manuel has built select few of these guitars, this particular Cedar Double Top being #89.
Double Top with Nomex, utilizing the ultimate in Manuel’s experimental tech, this guitar really tells you something immediately. First, I played her softly. Nice. As I played I became more aggressive, where the guitar handled the volume increase magnificently. Voicing was even and balanced, separation and clarity exceptional. Warm yet vibrant. By the time I was done, I was smiling, saying, ‘whooo’, which is always a good thing.
The Madagascar Rosewood is a wonder to behold, being of dark red, rich ruddiness, streaked with deep chocolate browns. Manuel uses nothing but his best stock of old seasoned woods to create his singular creations of this level. The headstock is magnificent, mindful of top notch German aesthetic. The Mother of Pearl highlights in the Rosette is simply deadly beautiful.
Please note that there is a butt blemish on this guitar, that is under the finish. I received the guitar this way. I have attempted buffing, but it is clear that it is underneath the finish. I took at least 1 photograph highlighting this defect. The guitar is priced accordingly, as this is a $7500 guitar. A tremendous value at this much lower price.
The price includes a Luthier HSC and our Accessory Package.
MP3 Audio – 190209-Adalid 50th Anniversario #89 Cedar Madagascar – this guitar is set up by me personally, and it worked very nicely. The guitar is a boat load of fun to play, fast and articulate. The trebles are coloring nicely, the mids are growling and the basses are deep but not overwhelming. Priced at under $2500 off or her normal $7500 this guitar has to be given due consideration.
Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
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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.
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
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