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Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar - La Catedral I - Alboraya Shop
Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar - La Catedral I - Alboraya Shop

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar – La Catedral I – Alboraya Shop – Cedar Macacauba RW

$8,995.00 $6,995.00

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar La Catedral Model I – Signed – Cedar – Macacauba – 650mm – Magnificent Guitar in all regards

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Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar – La Catedral I – Alboraya Shop

Model Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar – La Catedral I – Alboraya Shop from his personal workshop in Alboraya Spain, using the best of everything – sold exclusively by Savage Classical Guitar
Condition New – Showroom Condition – see description below
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polished
Tuners Gotoh Premium Machines with real Mother of Pearl
Case Cibeles Black Hardshell ABS Case

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar – Incredible Figuring – tight and straight grain
Sides/Back Macacauba Rosewood – magnificent specimen of reddish and purplish browns
Neck Spanish Cedar
Bridge Macacauba Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm- 58mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)
Overall length  39 3/8″
Body length  19 3/16″
Upper bout width  11″
Lower bout width  14 1/2″
Waist Width  9 1/2″
Body depths 3 7/8″ Upper Bout & 4 1/8″ Lower Bout
Guitar Weight 3 lbs & 11 oz.

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar – La Catedral I – Alboraya Shop


Note….this guitar is only available in my shop.  Just as the  Segovia Hauser ’37 Bench Copy built by Manuel Adalid is one of a kind, the same with this powerful and sweet Custom Classical Guitar loosely based upon the Reyes along with the culmination of his entire experience of 50 years.

The Alboraya label signifies Manuel’s home shop and his own personal builds.  As I’ve stated in another listing, I will be the only shop carrying this select line of guitars built by and personally signed by Manuel in his home workshop in Alboraya, Spain.

I’m excited by this, for a number of reasons, but the most important being that they are seriously special.  The voice, the sound, the play, the complexity, the clarity, all of it is there and more.  The man’s experience is wholly within this guitar and all of these special custom models built by Manuel himself.

Manuel has worked closely with a well known guitarist of incomparable ability, who also has an excellent ear, to develop this extraordinary line of guitars.  Investment in an incredibly expensive laser saw and routing setup has allowed for minute tolerances and incredibly accurate cuts, then fine tuned by Manuel’s hands himself.

Manuel used beautiful Western Red Cedar and Macacauba (a Central South American Rosewood known for its beauty, color and resonance).

From the choices of the woods to the tapping of the instrument’s boards, to the minutest detail, we are looking at one of the finest examples of Manuel’s work, fine tuned by Richard Bruné, wholly set up to play.  What a voice.

The play is magnificent.  Low and accessible, it is designed for any player.  The guitar is fast and expressive.  Action is low and more than do-able.

The sound.  Oh yeah, the sound is the kick in the pants.

This guitar is exquisite.

The price includes an Cibeles Black ABS HSC and Expedited Shipping to the 50US

Read more about Manuel and his work here


Macacauba Rosewood is an interesting variety of dense South American hardwood, with varying patterns of grain and color. The wood is very dense, somewhat open grained with a medium to fine texture, coming from trees that achieve 75-80 feet of height and in and around 3′ of diameter.  This wood is called “the wood that sings”, referred to as “La Madera Que Canta”

Coloring can be anything from reddish to purplish brown with streaking and sap lines.  Very attractive, straight-grained wood.  It is used in the finest furnitures and musical instruments, and is a viable and worthy alternative to Brazilian Rosewood, evidencing many of the former’s density and tonal characteristics.  This wood is also called many names such as Amazon Rosewood, Macacauba, Macacauba preta, Macacauba vermelha, Macacawood, Macacahuba, Nambar, Vencola, Roble colorado, Grenadillo, Granadillo, Coyote, and Jacaranda.  The wood is grown in various regions of Central & South America including  — Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela. – majority of information taken from



Photos are updated.  Beautiful guitar

MP3 Audio – 150221-alboraya-catedral1 – stupid good.  I don’t know how else to say it.  You can hear my reactions on the fly in the attached MP3.  It made me laugh, it’s so good.


A video for the actual guitar, recorded in early November of 2016

The piece is dedicated to my brother Raymond Sayage and Keri Lynn Sapanara who passed beyond all of us on November 3, 2016. Sketch #4 will be part of a series of sketches I’m preparing for future release.

Thank you kindly for listening and watching.


MP4 Video – Geoffrey Morris of Australia performing on Manuel’s La Catedral Model – very beautiful.



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.


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: [email protected]


Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in