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John Pete Barthell #155 Cedar EIRW


Meticulously constructed as you would expect from Pete. His guitars are simply extraordinary values.

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John Pete Barthell #155 Cedar EIRW


ModelJohn Pete Barthell #155 Cedar EIRW
ConditionPre-Owned – built in 2010 – in Very Good Condition
FinishFrench Polish Top – Liberon Oil Back & Sides – this is a beautiful finish
TunersGotoh Tuning Machines 35G510-P with Black Oval buttons
CaseStandard TKL Black Arched HSC – Black Tolex Exterior with Velvet Interior

Tone Woods

TopMaster Grade Western Red Cedar – gorgeous straight grain
Sides/BackEast Indian Rosewood
NeckSapele – a harder wood adding to overall resonance
BridgeMacassar Ebony
Head PlateMacassar Ebony
BindingEast Indian Rosewood


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing44mm at 1st fret – 49mm at 12th fret – 54mm at bridge
Overall length38 3/4″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout width10 1/2”
Lower bout width14 1/8″
Waist width 9 1/8″
Body depths3 3/4″ at neck – 3 3/4″ at tail
Weight3lb. &150z.
CITES Eligible – Pre-C0nvention $200 fee to process

John Pete Barthell #155 Cedar EIRW


Just Arrived.  I will write more when I record with the guitar.  Her condition is excellent, nothing of note to mention except for some small isolated nail ticks on the board. The back and sides are excellent with a touch of play wear rubbing, which I’ve buffed out for the most part.  Strings changed with Savarez Carbons, she’s doing a bit of singing all of a sudden!  Nice.

Please read more about the luthier, Pete Barthell here


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 – 180519-barthell-155-cedar-eirw – a superb guitar with guttiness even with the trebles?  Wow, very impressed.  I set her up, cleaned and restrung, and she came alive in a hurry.

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.
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  a 3 Month Limited Warranty 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: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in