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2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo ex Angel Romero
2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo ex Angel Romero

2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo ex Angel Romero

$8,495.00 $7,995.00

An excellent classical guitar with power, voice and clarity

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2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo ex Angel Romero


Model 2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo ex Angel Romero
Condition Pre-Owned – Very Good
Scale 650 mm Compensated
Finish French Polish with Shellac
Tuners Rodgers – Oval Ebony with high detail
Case Hiscox Lite Flite HSC

Tone Woods

Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back Cocobolo- beautiful figuring
Neck Honduran Mahogany
Bridge Rosewood – 12 hole tie block
Bracing Fan Braced – treble bar with bridge pad
Fingerboard Indian Ebony


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43mm – 51mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11 1/4″
Lower bout 14 3/4″
Waist Width 9 1/2″
Body depth 3 3/4″ & 4 1/8″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight 3lbs. & 14oz.
Action 4 mm to 3.25 mm

2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo ex Angel Romero


Tom builds a superb classical guitar with a traditional voice, power and resonance.  The guitar is very active, bold, forceful and clear in all registers.  I sat with her for a touch today, taken aback by the power and clarity of the cedar guitar Tom built.  Super clean voices, powerful in the mids and lows, easily accessible due to a near perfect setup.

The guitar is obviously owned and played in concert by the great Angel Romero.  It was also recorded by Tavi Jinariu professionally.  Angel writes, “Since I was first introduced to them [Malapanis guitars], I have enjoyed the tone quality, sweetness, projection and overall balance of his guitars. They are as beautiful and powerful as my finest Hauser’s, Fleta’s or Miguel Rodriguez guitars. They respond extremely well to all I ask of them in my performances. I have played them in concert and have had great success with them.”

It becomes immediately apparent why Angel played this guitar and admires Tom’s work.  The guitar is a musical cannon, very bold, very direct, no mistaking what comes out of this guitar.  I love guitars that let you know it’s a force of nature.  It is a great mistake to believe that traditionally built guitars lack power.  Italian and Spanish masters would laugh at the notion.  I would imagine that Tom has a chuckle as well.

The guitar has obviously been played, has some smallish honest playing wear on the back and top.  She is set up very well, very fast, ringing very true in all registers, deep basses, blooming to high singing trebles.



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 – 2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Coco-Brouwer-Preludios4th – recorded by Keiran Franzone, for a video that was shot on August 13, 2018

Another MP3 – I recorded the guitar myself to give you more of my feel for the guitar.  It is superb!

180829-2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Cocobolo

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


Angel Romero plays and endorses Tom Malapanis guitars.  This is back a few years ago.  I have one of Angel’s guitars here from Tom as well, which happens to be this guitar listed.  Angel is such a sweet man, laid back and so very good at what he does.


We have a video in production with Keiran Franzone of Fredonia University.  Updates shortly.  Here he’s playing Brouwer- Preludios epi Grammaticos #4 with Thomas’ guitar.  This is an uncut MP3 with zero edits.

MP3 Audio – 2006 Thomas Malapanis #31 Cedar Coco-Brouwer-Preludios4



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

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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 No Warranty from the Luthier as it is pre-owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

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

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in