Nicholas Ioannou Classical Guitar 1986 – Spruce w/CSA RW
|Model||Nicholas Ioannou Classical Guitar 1986|
|Condition||Very Good – 75%+|
|Tuners||Gilbert Machines installed by John Gilbert himself|
|Case||Humicase Metro Silver HSC – A Bam Case is available for add’l cost|
|Top||Select Bavarian Spruce (very German and Nicholas only used the best)|
|Sides/Back||CSA Rosewood – a beautiful reddish color with super straight grain|
|Head Plate||CSA Rosewood|
|Binding||Rosewoods and Maples – various and dyed|
|String Spacings||43mm – 49mm – 57mm (nut – 12th – bridge)|
|Neck Depths||21mm and 25mm at 1st fret and 9th fret|
|Overall length||39 1/2″|
|Body length||19 1/2″|
|Upper bout||11 1/8″|
|Lower bout||14 5/8″|
|Body depths||Upper bout: 3 13/16″ – Lower bout: 4 1/16″|
|Guitar Weight||3.5 lbs.|
Nicholas Ioannou Classical Guitar 1986 – Spruce w/Brazilian RW
I played this guitar this past Sunday for about 15 minutes. So deep in the basses, crystalline in the trebles, beautifully balanced. The guitar is superb. Small fingernail marks in the top in and around the rosette. One deeper dent in the top, no breaking of the wood. The Brazilian is beautiful, pristine. Photos will show anything and everything. Her play is firm and professional, with the ability to drive her, and make some of the sweetest music you might ever make. She is spectacular musically. I would easily record my personal music with this guitar.
The guitar has 2 owners. She was inspected by and touched up slightly, back in the day, by Nicholas himself. The CSA RW (see photos) is from the famous batch of his RW that he personally went to England to fetch at auction. The auction was for an old table that he knew was aged and straight as possible, perfect for milling backs and sides. The Bavarian Spruce is the real deal, German as it gets. You can tell when you see it. The dent is unfortunate, but makes no structural difference. Same for the nail marks in the top. As I said, the CSA is amazing.
All photos are updated. Audio is also updated.
MP3 Audio – 141108-nicholas-ioannou-1986-spruce-braz – The guitar is a musical genius – highs that ring like a bell with basses that oomph at you, blending gorgeously. What a voice. Another guitar that I could easily record my own material on in a heartbeat. Hope this helps.
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