Sold Out!
2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA Savage Classical Guitar
2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA
2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA

2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA


An ingenious bracing design giving us power and true voicing in a classical guitar.

Out of stock

SKU: DHIPPNER-940-HR-S-CSA Category: Tags: , , ,

2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA

Features and Measurements

Model 2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA
Scale 652 mm. compensated
Top Select Carpathian Spruce – BearClaw and very fine
Sides/Back CSA Rosewood – spectacular cut of wood, again, very fine
Head Plate CSA Rosewood
Bridge CSA Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Tuners Original Fustero machines
Finish French Polished
Neck Spanish Cedar
Nut Width 54mm
String Spacing 45mm – 50.5mm – 55mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout 11″
Lower bout 14 3/8″
Body depth 3 3/4″ Upper Bout; 4 1/8″ Lower Bout
Waist Width 9 1/8″
Condition New
Case Premium TKL black doubled arch HSC
Weight 3lbs. & 10oz.
Action 3.75mm & 3.2mm low E high E 12th fret unfretted
CITES Ineligible – paperwork is not available for this guitar

2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA


I will write more once I sit with her for an extended recording session.  She plays beautifully, and sounds terrific.  She is new with some very superficial marks on the top.  The back woods are gorgeous, deep and rich, with some very slight swirling.  The guitar is one of the best I’ve ever received from Darren.  Her sound is bold, pure and driven.  The Hex Rad is short for a Hexagonal Radial bracing, a creation of Darren’s that is proving itself to be a keeper in design and engineering.

The guitar is all Rosewood from Brazil, bindings, headstock, bridge, back and sides.  The CSA (Brazilian) is drop dead beautiful, as you can see in the photos.  The Spruce is Carpathian, with BearClaw etching throughout, marbled if you will.  The gradations you see in the photos are not flaws (I don’t really understand why people think this would be a flaw?  LOL, bearclaw creates a 3D effect in the top).

The guitar is finished with original Fusteros that are highly elegant.  I have received many guitars from Doc over the years.  This has to be one of the finest I’ve seen from him, ever, from finishing to build, sound to play.  That’s what I’m talking about Doc, this is it, baby!



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 – 190410-2018 Darren Hippner #940 Hex Rad Spruce CSA – what a superb guitar from the master luthier.  Some of the finest work I’ve seen from him.  Selection of woods, machines, sound, play, elegance, control, growling, singing, balanced, wow!  It’s just a big ole WOW!

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.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
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.


This Classical Guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from the luthier facilitated by Savage Classical Guitar

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in