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Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar
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      Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar (514325)
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Intricacy and beauty that signifies the attention to detail characteristic of every Rodriguez guitar.

Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, this Rodriguez Model E is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduras Cedar, and the fingerboard is Ebony. Gold-plated tuners and Silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.

The Rodriguez E Classical Guitar is hand crafted and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.

The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of Rodriguez guitars is carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity.

The Rodriguez guitar features a multicolored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it.

Case sold separately.

For backs and sides, Rodriguez uses Brazilian Rosewood and Indian Rosewood (Jacaranda). Brazilian Rosewood has a beautiful color and design, making it ideal for an elegant concert classic guitar.

For the top, Rodriguez has experimented with other Spruce woods from various parts of the world including North America, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Sweden, but the Spruce from Central Europe is unique. Red Western Cedar is obtained from Canada and the Northwest U.S. There are many different qualities and colors. As with Spruce, stiffness, grain and weight are important.

For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduras as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduras Cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 Ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement cased as a result of the aging of the guitar.

Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar Features:

  • Top: Solid Spruce
    Back & Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Bridge: Indian Rosewood
    Neck: Honduras Cedar
    Tuner: Gold Plated
    Headstock: Indian Rosewood
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite
    Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
    Case sold separately


Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar Specifications:

  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2" (54mm)
    Body Depth: 3.71" — 3.94" (95mm — 100mm)
    Body Width: 11.42" — 14.53" (290mm — 369mm)
    Scale Length: 25.6" (650mm)
    Rosette: Multicolored woods
    Body Binding: Wood
    Frets: 19, Silver-plated


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  • better .....then I play

    As reviewed by Patterson M. Loo on 9/11/2008

    I have several instruments....however this instrument is on a differant plane.when I first ordered it I was a bit nervous...I DO NOT purchase guitars without playing them first.when it came in I noticed first the multi-colored inlay around the top as well as the soundhole.The pictures do not show this. Then the sound....rich and full,compared ro my wives guitar which has laminated back and sides. The notes sustain long..

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