Manuel Rodriguez Model D Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Finish  

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The tone, resonance, and beauty of any fine guitar is all dependent upon the wood from which it is made and the Rodriguez Model D Acoustic Guitar is a perfect example with a solid Canadian cedar top, ... Read More

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The tone, resonance, and beauty of any fine guitar is all dependent upon the wood from which it is made and the Rodriguez Model D Acoustic Guitar is a perfect example with a solid Canadian cedar top, Indian rosewood back and sides, Honduras cedar neck, and an ebony fingerboard. The neck of this beautiful nylon-string guitar is reinforced with two ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard that give rigidity and eliminate movement caused by aging. Appointments include stained Indian rosewood binding, gold-plated tuning machines, wood mosaic soundhole rosette, and unique vintage matte finish.

Rodriguez guitars are known for their high level of craftsmanship and purity of tone. Rodriguez uses only the finest tonewoods and handforms each guitar to precise tolerances. There is no detail too minor to merit attention in the creation of these handsome instruments. Manual Rodriguez has created distinctive guitars for the world's preeminent artists. Each of these fine Spanish acoustic guitars is as unique and individual as the musician who plays it.

Features
  • Headstock
  • Head Shape: Manuel Rodriguez style
  • Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
  • Headstock binding: white/red/white
  • Tuners: gold-plated Manuel style
  • Strings: D'Addario J46 EXP strings
  • Nut: bone
  • Nut width: 52mm (2.04")
  • Neck
  • Neck joint: Spanish heel
  • Neck material: Honduras cedar with ebony reinforcement
  • Scale: 650mm (25.6")
  • Fingerboard material: ebony
  • Fingerboard radius: flat
  • Fret size: cl¡ssic medium
  • Number of fret: 19 silverplated
  • Nut width: 45mm (1.77")
  • Body
  • Body Shape: classical
  • Top: solid Canadian cedar
  • Back and Sides: Indian rosewood
  • Body depth: 90mm (3.54")
  • Binding: stained Indian rosewood
  • Soundhole inlay: multicolored wood mosaic rosette
  • Bridge: Indian rosewood
  • Saddle: bone
  • Finish: vintage matte
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Manuel RodriguezModel D Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Finish
 
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5.0

Quality At An Amazing Price

By Aaron Stephanus

from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Model D Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Finish:

I purchased the Rodriguez Model D about a month ago, and I couldn't be happier. The timbre of the instrument is big, bold, and resonate, and it has a wide dynamic range that is quite responsive to subtle nuance. I've had issues in the past with other (less expensive) instruments not being as responsive. It's also worth mentioning that over the past four weeks the sound has opened up quite nicely with frequent play, as would be expected. The action is perfect. Not too high, not too low. The appearance of the guitar's top is actually even nicer than in the photo on Guitar Center's site. The "Vintage Finish" is really quite beautiful, and I prefer it much more to the glossy finish that I often see. As of yet I have not found anything to complain about. I am quite pleased with this instrument. As I imagine is the case with all hand made instruments the quality and nature of the instrument will vary, and the sound of the instrument will vary depending on the player's technique.

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Tuning Machine Issues

By david carney

from cincinnati, ohio

Comments about Manuel Rodriguez Model D Nylon-String Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Finish:

Purchased the model D from another vender, who does not provide repair work on stringed instruments. This guitar sounds rich and resonant, but beware the tuning machines. I had one of the screws holding a gear on break on me after less than 5 hours playing time. Rodriguez does not warranty the tuning machines. They would not divulge the actual manufacturer of the tuners they install on these guitars. I ended up replacing one of the machines with a Gotoh. It works well, although in the long run, I'm concerned about the holes I drilled for the mounting screws; one of them has an opening between it and the old screw hole next to it. But the guitar sounds wonderful. It even smells wonderful, and the matte finish is beautiful, if not a tad noisy if you drag you're fingertips over it while you play. I don't know if what I went through is worth it, but as well made as the body and neck are, I suspect I'll be checking in with a luthier in the coming months.

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