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Fernando Mazza 2017 Spruce Ziricote
Fernando Mazza 2017 Spruce Ziricote

Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote

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A real powerhouse of a guitar…brilliant trebles and well balanced with excellent power and projection

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Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote


Model Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote
Condition New – Showroom condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish Matte Urethane – very thin
Tuners Gotoh Premium machines
Case Hiscox LiteFlite Premium HSC – black

Tone Woods

Top European Spruce – lattice braced
Sides/Back Ziricote – beautiful figuring with an inner layer of Wenge
Neck Cedar with Ebony reinforcement and adjustable truss rod
Bridge Indian Ebony
Rosette/Purflings Handcrafted – Ebony and Ziricote marquetry
Bracing Standard lattice bracing
Fingerboard Ebony -Elevated


Nut Width 53mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm – 56mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length 39 5/8″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11 “
Lower bout 14 1/2″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Body depth 3 1/2″ & 3 3/4″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight 4lbs. & 5oz.
Action 4.1mm at the low E

Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote


Master builder Fernando Mazza from Italy is a pleasure to play, listen to  and look at, given his high standards of excellence.   We are pleased to announce representation of Fernando’s work here in the USA.  This is his highest level of build, his Millenium model, with a European Spruce top, lattice braced, and a multi-laminated Pau Ferro back and sides with an additional layer of interior Wenge adding overall stiffness to the top, creating a resonant and active soundbox that is a wonder to hear and play.  He has added an elevated fretboard with a 20th fret extension, and an armrest of Black Carob for supreme comfort.  A fitted Port Hole Cover gives you flexibility in using it or not.  Beautiful choices.  His workmanship is excellent as is his overall engineering of the guitar.  Additionally, this Ziricote guitar and his other Pau Ferro, do not use any form of Rosewood, which helps with Lacey Act and CITES paperwork, as in there is no CITES required, and the Lacey docs are a breeze.  Sweet!

Additional notes from Fernando regarding the guitar are below.

Luthier: Fernando Mazza, Year: 2018

Millenium model

Spruce (lattice top)

Multi laminated Ziricote back and sides – this is not a Rosewood (smart)

Inner layer of the sound box is wenge

Elevated Ebony fingerboard with 20th fret

German Alpaca medium frets

Rauli neck with ebony reinforcement & adjustable truss rod

Pau Ferro bridge

12 holes string ties

Gotoh tuners

Bone saddles

Ebony & white oak marquetry

Black carob tree armrest

Handcrafted rosette

Matt polyurethane finish



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 – 180314-mazza-2018-spruce-ziri – I did play the guitar today, being wholly impressed.  The clear driving voice of this guitar was enough to make me take notice.  I did simple PIMA alternations up and down the register, played Sketch #5 which has more of the same, just getting the RH going again.  All while this guitar was popping along every register, notes ringing clearly, with the ability to emphasize a particular line.  Very impressive.

More MP3 Audio – Brian Dooley came into the gallery to do some video work.  A talented and expressive player.  This is the MP3 (unedited) of the upcoming video, which should be uploaded within a week or two.  This is a traditional Celtic tune called “My Gentle Heart”

180716-Brian-Dooley-Fernando Mazza 2017 Spruce Ziricote-MyGentleHeart

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


Coming Soon!



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.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from the luthier

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