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Manuel Rodriguez FC Cedar Classical Guitar

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Item #: 
1274319720233   POS #:103726329
Product Description:

Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, this Rodriguez FC model is a beauty to behold and play. The neck is Honduran cedar reinforced with ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. A rosewood bridge and bone nut and saddles provide ringing tone and sustain. Handmade gold-plated tuners and silver-p...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, this Rodriguez FC model is a beauty to behold and play. The neck is Honduran cedar reinforced with ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. A rosewood bridge and bone nut and saddles provide ringing tone and sustain. Handmade gold-plated tuners and silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.

Each Rodriguez 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 two 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.

Each Rodriguez guitar features a multicolored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it. Their intricacy and beauty signify the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez 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 Honduran cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with two 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 instrument.

Features

  • Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Back and Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran Cedar with Ebony
  • Tuner: Handmade Gold-plated
  • Headstock: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
  • Includes hardshell case
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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