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Robert Vincent Classical Guitar #175-R 2016 Spruce EIRW

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Stunning Spruce and East Indian Rosewood from Robert Vincent – ON Sale! Gorgeous Guitar

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Robert Vincent Classical Guitar #175-R 2016 Spruce EIRW

Model Robert Vincent Classical Guitar #175-R 2016 Spruce EIRW
Condition Brand New – showroom condition
Scale 650 mm
Finish Top is French Polish, Back/Sides are Behlen Instrument Lacquer
Tuners Alessi F1  – among the finest available
Ports?  No
Case Humicase Protegé HSC

Tone Woods

Top European Spruce
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood
Neck Spanish Mahogany
Bridge Indian Rosewood
Head Plate Honduran Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding 5 layer binding Honduran Rosewood


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm – 58mm (1st – 12th – bridge)
Overall length 38 1/2″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout width 11″
Waist Width 9 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 1/4″
Body depths 3 3/4″ & 4″
Weight  3lbs. & 10oz.

Robert Vincent Classical Guitar #175-R 2016 Spruce EIRW


The guitar is the culmination of Robert’s efforts at guitar building, his continuing collection of knowledge and experimentation with thicknesses, stiffness and bracing.  The guitar is very powerful in a traditional manner, being highly articulate, musical and expressive.  Well setup to play comfortably, I found the guitar an absolute joy to play, spending more time with her than I had available.  I hates when that happens!  LOL   She’s gorgeous, the new Alessi F1 machines are elegant and precise, and most importantly, she is a lot of fun to play.

From Robert Vincent : “Hello Rich. My new concert model is a product of years of practice study, and observation. I’ve employed a treble bar that is uniquely located in the lower bout area below the bridge. Along with careful graduated thickness and my new approach to the “treble bar” (which my son Anthony Vincent has named the “anchor bar”), which adds lattice-like stiffness to isolated areas of the fan braced top. The resulting sound is a powerful clear voice with singing trebles while retaining all the charm, and dynamic range of a traditional fan braced instrument made in the Spanish tradition. Robert L. Vincent.”

I had originally written her up as a 2017, but she was finished late 2016 and left to cure, as it should be.  Robert is a superb luthier, doing things correctly and passionately.

A recent review from another customer – “I have Robert’s #171-R which I bought from Rich in November. It’s a wonderful guitar. I drove down to Rich’s with a very nice Hauser style guitar by a very good builder, (which after trading to Rich, he sold within a week) and a guitar built in Valencia in 1957, which had the Spanish sound I wanted, but has some flaws, which I still have). This guitar by Robert has that Spanish sound, which he knows and has been able to capture. What does that mean? I can only explain it by how I try to interpret music with a guitar. I want to sculpt the phrases, the phrases are statements, as a person singing. With Robert’s guitar, changing timbre doesn’t just modify the voice, it creates a new voice, like the alto entering from stage left – where did that come from and how did they break my heart? Many good guitars have beautiful voices which you can modify by timbre and dynamic, but a great spanish type guitar like this makes each variation something new, it’s uncanny. My guitar teacher, who is 69 and has made a career of teaching, seen and heard many fine guitars, old and new, he plays and has recorded with an 1928 Esteso loves this guitar, and thinks Robert one of the best builders of this generation. I don’t have his experience, but it is a great guitar. Robert has vision, he knows what the sound should be and has been able to express it in each guitar. (another student has a cedar top – very nice). The material and workmanship are stunning, this guy is the real deal.”



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended

MP3 Audio – 170217-robert-vincent-175r – the guitar is sweet, still a baby, yet you can hear the clarity of voice, the sing, and the push of the lows and the mids.  Some Bach, and I played most of Prelude #13 – A Son Remembers – written in memory of my father

The book is available here (also in TAB Notation)

Another MP3 for a client request – 171120-vincent-175R-spruce – some Bach, some of Prelude #13 and sketch showing off the ranges of the guitar.



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or 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, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 x 18 x 8 in