Manouk Papazian 1972 Spruce CSA
|Model||Manouk Papazian 1972 Spruce CSA|
|Condition||Very Good at around 90%|
|Tuners||Gotoh Premium Tuners – Gun Metal finish – very handsome|
|Case||Italian ABS type case Proelo. Nice case (see photos). An upgrade is available at additional cost. Please inquire.|
|Head Plate||CSA Rosewood|
|Binding & Rosette||Various woods, dyed, etc – his name is tiled in mosaic in the rosette|
|String Spacing||43mm – 50mm – 58mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle|
|Overall length||38 1/2″|
|Body length||19 1/4″|
|Upper bout width||10 3/4″|
|Lower bout width||14 3/8″|
|Waist width||9 3/8″|
|Body depths||3 7/16″ & 3 11/16″|
Manouk Papazian 1972 Spruce CSA
This 1972 Classical Guitar by Manouk is super sweet, Her play is soft and easy, her sound is sweet and musical, as most of his guitars evidence throughout the years. The CSA is almost pin straight (old school, nice!). The Bear Claw Spruce is magnificent. This has to be one of his nicest instruments that have come across my bench.
I received this guitar a few months ago, realizing that poor repairs were done on her. I’ve remedied all of that, with proper cleating, sealing and refinishing of the top. She came out really well. You can feel nothing. The back and sides were refreshed, without changing much of anything. The guitar is in superb condition as a result. I’ve taken numerous photos to illustrate.
I set her up to play, yet not with any difficulty. I’ll post the action when I update the measurements. Intonation is excellent.
I played her this late afternoon, finally. She was quiet at first, unresponsive, and then it hit. The voice was very clear, articulate. The blend of the mids, very piercing, with the basses that bloomed was impressive. I played her for an hour as my warm-up, finding myself with a big smile as I walked to the case.
His guitars have sold for $5-6K in very good condition, especially those with his name tiled in the rosette.
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 – 180131-1972-papazian-s-csa – a bold, beautiful, crystal clear affect from all ranges that encompass singing highs and blooming basses. Wonderfully set up, easily played, a simple joy to play and listen to in the comfort of your home or your performance stage.
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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
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