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John Ray Classical Guitar #188 – 2015 Concert Model – Spruce EIRW Rosewood

$8,995.00

Master Luthier John Ray of Granada Spain – 2015 Concert Model

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Product Description

John Ray Classical Guitar #188 2015 Concert Model – Spruce EIRW Rosewood

Features

Model John Ray Classical Guitar #188 2015 Concert Model
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polished
Tuners Sloanes – very pretty – Oval Ivory Buttons
Case Hiscox Flight Case

Tone Woods

Top German Spruce – very select
Sides/Back EIRW Rosewood – straight and very even
Neck Honduran cedar
Bridge EIRW Rosewood – canted for intonation
Head Plate EIRW Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Bloodwood – Rosewoods – Sycamore

Measurements

Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43mm – 50mm – 59mm (1st- 12th – Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11″
Lower bout 14 1/2″
Body depth 3 1/2″ &  3 5/8″ (upper and lower bouts)

John Ray Classical Guitar #188 2015 Concert Model – Spruce EIRW Rosewood

Comments:

Just Arrived! Highly anticipated classical guitar from John Ray of Granada Spain.  He most certainly brings the Granada school to the forefront.  The guitar, decidedly Hauser-ish in her appearance, thinner bodied than most, is very bold sounding, clear, and round.  She has a throatiness that I find very attractive, all while the mids and highs are punching and singing.  Superb.  It turns out, as per John, that this guitar or model, his Concert Model, started as a Hauser ’43 copy, where the body transitioned to being a bit thinner, but wider in the plantilla.  Of course, the bracing has been modified and tuned up over the years, 7 struts and a very thin, low bridge reinforcement.   Bridge is slightly canted to accommodate intonation.

This is a guitar I can play for a very long time.  John’s choices of woods, workmanship, machines, look and feel are all excellent.  The man has taste.  She is enjoyable, evocative, with a beautiful voice, set up for the professional who wants or needs to drive her.  My recording(s) below will give you more of my opinion and on the fly assessments.

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Media

MP3 Audio  – 151229-john-ray-2015-concert – beautiful and bold.  Enough to bring a smile while recording.  She woke up in my hands.  Beautiful guitar by John.

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MP3 Audio – by Celil Refik Kaya – again, an even better display of voice and power as Celil is awesome! – John Ray  – Caprice no. 15 by L. Legnani

 

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Video

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Shipping:

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

Warranty:

This classical guitar carries a 1 Year warranty as she is New

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rsayage1 at savageclassical.com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in