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Manuel Adalid Anniversario Classical Guitar #62 Spruce w/Madagascar RW

$7,500.00 $5,995.00

Manuel Adalid Anniversario Classical Guitar #62 Spruce – Double Top – Elevated FB – Alessi Machines – Major Discount!

Product Description

Manuel Adalid Anniversario Classical Guitar #62 Spruce w/Madagascar RW

Model Classical Guitar by Manuel Adalid – Anniversario #62
Scale 650 mm
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Top German Spruce
Sides/Back Madagascar Rosewood
Head Plate Madagascar Rosewood
Bridge Madagascar Rosewood – 12 hole tieblock
Fingerboard Ebony
Neck Spanish Cedar
Tuners Alessi Tuning Machines – F5 A Style Plate and Pins
Nut Width 52mm
Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Catalyzed Finish
Overall length 39 1/2″
Body length 19 1/2″
Upper bout width 11 3/8″
Lower bout width 14 7/8″
Body depth 3 3/8″ Upper Bout & 4 1/8″ Lower Bout
String Spacing 43mm – 50mm- 58mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)
Case Custom Black Hardshell Case from the Esteve Family

Manuel Adalid Anniversario Classical Guitar #62 Spruce w/Madagascar RW

Comments:

Meeting Manuel Adalid was a special treat for me, knowing of his longstanding pedigree in the industry, as well as his work ethic.   Playing some of his concert instruments was an equal pleasure.  I decided then and there that I would have Manuel’s best work in my own gallery.   From the Lacote to the Torres to the Hauser to his own Anniversario, I was so immensely taken with his guitar’s ability to voice the music authentically, with subtlety, and with grace.

The Anniversario guitar is mighty special, on a class with the powerhouses of this generation.  Celebrating 50 years of building from 1957, Manuel has built select few of these guitars, this particular Spruce Double Top being #62.

Double Top with Nomex, utilizing the ultimate in Manuel’s experimental tech, this guitar really tells you something immediately.

I wrote earlier about the Cedar Double Top Anniversario, which I really loved.  The Spruce is a brighter, more piercing instrument, highly suited to Baroque, Rennaisance music as well as the classical and modern repertoire.  She already sounds great, and I know that she has more to go and mature as the Spruce relaxes over time.  Still, very loud, very musical, and seriously nice all around.  Recording it today, it’s a scary thought that she still has more to grow and mature.  The guitar was so bloody responsive in my hands.  Seriously nice.

Manuel treats his Spruce in such a way that it appears older, much like you see on historical instruments.  It is a highly specialized thin lacquered finish that ends with a curing and catalyzing process that is unique to Manuel’s shop.

The Nicoló Alessi Tuning Machines are a superb touch, being among the finest machines in the world, very smooth and quite elegant.

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitars

Adalid Anniversario Rosette Work

The Madagascar Rosewood is a wonder to behold, being of dark red, rich ruddiness, streaked with deep chocolate browns.  Manuel uses nothing but his best stock of old seasoned woods to create his singular creations of this level.

Killer Rosette work with Mother of Pearl Inlay.  Manuel is just showing off now, while the headstock has that German nuance to it that you see in the best luthiers from Northern Europe.   Loving these guitars.

The price includes a Custom Esteve Black HSC and Expedited Shipping to the 50US

Photos and measurements are up to date

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Media

MP3 Audio – Prelude #13 by RF Sayage  – I talk   in this one, mainly because I can’t shut up when it comes to great guitars.  I also get to make fun of myself.  Life’s too short to be serious about oneself, no?  LOL

btw, no edits, no processing of any kind, not even noise reduction.  Just a touch of reverb, which you can hear in my voice.  Literally plugged the mics in and started recording, flubs and all.

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I’m recording a few guitars today, using the same music, identical recording setup, et al for easy comparisons – classical guitars recorded today will be Hill Signature #3395 & #3408 along with this Anniversario and Adalid Anniversario #61 in Cedar and the Hill Performance #3388, which is a 630mm but with a 7/8th body size.  Nice guitar.  Well, they’re all really nice, now that I think of it.  🙂

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Shipping:

Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground 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.
Rich

Warranty:

This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: savageclassical at outlook dot com

 

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 x 18 x 8 in