2008 Gernot Wagner Cedar DT Madagascar #289


Beautiful, powerful and simply musical!

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2008 Gernot Wagner Cedar DT Madagascar #289


Model 2008 Gernot Wagner Cedar DT Madagascar #289
Condition Pre-Owned – Very Good condition
Scale 652 mm Compensated
Finish French Polish
Tuners Rodgers
Case Bam Case

Tone Woods

Top Select Cedar DT – cedar underneath
Sides/Back Madagascar RW
Neck Honduran Mahogany
Bridge Rosewood
Head Plate Rosewoods
Fingerboard African Ebony
Binding Original pattern wood mosaic with side purflings,
rosettes are handmade using solid woods
Purflings Ebonies and Snakewood


Nut Width 53mm at the nut, 62 neck width at the 12th fret
String Spacings 45m – 50mm – 57.5mm (1st – 12th- Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout width 11″
Lower bout width 14 1/2″
Waist width 9 1/4″
Body depths 3 13/16″ Upper Bout & 3 15/16″ Lower Bout
Action 4.1mm to 3.5mm Low E to High E at 12th fret( unfretted )
Weight  3lbs and 13oz.
CITES  Eligible – Pre-Convention – $200 fee to process

2008 Gernot Wagner Cedar DT Madagascar #289


Gernot Wagner has clearly been a master builder for a very long time.  This guitar is a resonant beast of pure voice.  Condition is at least very good to almost excellent.  There are a few faint nail marks in and around the top, a few string rash marks (no dings) behind the bridge treble E string.

The action is moderately low at 3.5mm at the low E 12th fret and 3.1mm at the treble E 12th fret.  I find the guitar very easy to play, very musical and quite powerful in her voice.

The guitar was owned by a very good friend of Gernot, personally built for and selected by him, a phenomenal player of extraordinary ability.  He has taken very good care of the guitar, given his highly decorated professional career.  This is an amazing guitar of great character, capable of playing the softest tones to fortissimo, projection and volume like few, play that is highly enviable.  An amazing guitar.  I have lowered the price to just under $30K on February 15th, 2019.  I’d like to see the guitar in some great player’s hands.

Notice that I publish all my prices.  No “Inquire”.  I have found people taking advantage of my transparency, but I don’t wish to waste anyone’s time.  Please return the favor.  Thanks kindly.  Please write to me or call me at 631-335-5447.  My email is below.  Rich



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!

There is another MP3 below, recorded by Keiran Franzone, for a video that was shot on August 13, 2018

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



We have a video in production with Keiran Franzone of Fredonia University.  Updates shortly.  Here he’s playing

Villa Lobos – “Prelude #4” with Gernot’s guitar.  This is an uncut MP3 (below) with zero edits.

MP3 Audio – Wagner-289-Villa Lobos – Prelude #4



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx 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. Rich



This classical guitar carries NO warranty from the Luthier as she is Pre-Owned

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