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


Master Luthier John Ray of Granada Spain – 2015 Concert Model

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


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


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


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.



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.


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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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 as she is New

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in