2013 John Ray #171 650mm Spruce Indian Rosewood
2013 John Ray #171 650mm Spruce Indian Rosewood

John Ray Classical Guitar 2013 Concert Model Spruce EIRW Rosewood

$7,995.00 $6,495.00

Master Luthier John Ray of Granada Spain – 2013 Concert Model

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John Ray Classical Guitar 2013 Concert Model Spruce EIRW Rosewood


Model John Ray Classical Guitar 2013 Concert Model #171
Condition Pre-Owned – almost Showroom Condition
Scale 652 mm Compensated
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
Head Plate EIRW Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Bloodwood – Rosewoods – Sycamore


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm – 58mm (1st- 12th – Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/8″
Upper bout 11 1/8″
Lower bout 14 1/2″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Body depth 3 5/16″ &  3 7/16″ (upper and lower bouts)
Weight  3lb & 0oz
CITES Eligible – $200 fee to process – please read link to the left

John Ray Classical Guitar 2013 Concert Model Spruce EIRW Rosewood #171


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.  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.  The one issue that stands out, barely, is a small scratch on the back of the headstock.  Nothing else to report.  A great guitar and outstanding example of the Granada school.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended

MP3 Audio – 170703-johnray-171 – beautiful and bold sounding, direct and responsive.  The guitar is in excellent condition as well.  Easily played, easy color and dynamic range.  John is a true master of the Granada school.

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 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


This classical guitar carries a NO 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: rsayage1 at

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in