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Wilson Burnham 2019 Port Orford Cedar EIRW “Mariana”


Burnham Guitars – Wilson’s 3rd guitar to us using another favorite wood, Port Orford Cedar

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Wilson Burnham 2019 Port Orford Cedar EIRW “Mariana”


ModelWilson Burnham 2019 Port Orford Cedar EIRW “Mariana”
Finish French Polish
Tuners Sloane Tuning Machines
CaseHiscox Lite Flite HSC with velvet interior

Tone Woods

TopPort Orford Cedar
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood (EIRW)
NeckSpanish Cedar neck
Bridge EIRW w/MOP tie block cover
Fingerboard Indonesian Ebony
RosetteManuel Ramirez style rosette
Bindings EIRW
Headplate EIRW


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43.5mm 49.5mm  57mm at bridge
Overall length 38 3/4″
Body length 19 1/8
Upper bout width 10 7/8″
Waist width 9 1/8″
Lower bout width 14 1/4″
Body depths 3 9/16″ & 3 13/16″ (neck to tail)
Guitar Weight 3lbs. & 4oz.
Action 3.75mm to 3.2mm
CITES Ineligible – please read link to the left

Wilson Burnham 2019 Port Orford Cedar EIRW “Mariana”


Just arrived, this guitar is another superb example of the beauty and warmth of Port Orford Cedar used as a top soundboard!  Pretty, full bodied voice, very powerful as well, and easy to play.  Excellent work by the master luthier from Colorado.  Wilson’s work was intriguing and accessible price-wise to me.  Looking forward to seeing her, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily she plays, her warmth, clarity and projection.  The guitar is strung with Savarez Corum high tension strings.

Further clarification from Wilson on this guitar: “The guitar was started in 2017 (thus the label), but is completed as of 2019, in early January.  The guitar is based upon R.E. Brune’s plans of Segovia’s 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar – same plantilla, head stock crest, binding style, etc., except the top bracing, which is based upon one used by Alfonso Benito, who worked for M. Ramirez. ”

The woods in this guitar are:
Port Orford cedar top
East Indian rosewood back and sides
Spanish cedar neck
Indonesian ebony fretboard
EIR bridge, bindings, headstock plate
Spanish cedar back bracing
Engelmann spruce top bracing
EIR top kerfings
Spanish cedar back kerfings
Manuel Ramirez style rosette
MOP tie block cover
Bone nut and saddle
Sloane tuning machines
Savarez Corum high tension strings
Standard nickel silver frets
Hiscox case
The guitar was well received at the OC Guitar Festival at Chapman University last month.  One of the judges could not believe the value and the price, as well as excellent reviews from local Denver University professors.  She has voice and is quite powerful.  I’m looking forward to recording with the guitar today!

He’s a character too.  Look at his photo, you can see it in his eyes!  LOL  Good guy.

Wilson Burnham in his workshop

Wilson Burnham in his workshop

This guitar is new, finished in early 2019.  The guitar is named “Mariana” in honor of one of Wilson’s cousins.

Best and feel free to give me a ring to discuss at 631-335-5447, ask for Rich

About Wilson Burnham – “I hand craft classical guitars in a small studio outside of Allen’s Park, Colorado.

I use only hand tools and high quality woods to make my guitars. This allows me to make a guitar that has a true singing voice, one that is loud and has a large range of tonal colors and nuances.

As a classical guitar player myself, I know the joy of playing a truly wonderful guitar – one that sings, is responsive to your playing style, is easy to play with a voice that reaches the last row of seats in a recital or concert hall, and most of all, a guitar that you fall in love with so much you never want to stop playing it.

That is the kind of guitar that I make.” – Wilson Burnham



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 Audio220119-Wilson Burnham 2019 Port Orford Cedar EIRW Mariana –  Serious power, serious voice, serious clarity!  You can play anything on this baby.  Excellent clarity of voice with balance throughout the registers.

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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1



Premium 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

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.

I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).

Thank you!

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

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



This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty as she is New

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

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in

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