Michael F. Lazar

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Used 2005 Spruce Top/ East Indian Rosewood $2,500 O.B.O. 


Spruce Top

East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides 

Spanish Cedar Neck

Ebony Fret Board

East Indian Rosewood Bridge

Laminated Ash Linings

Nickel Silver Frets

 Gotoh Premium Tuners  

Bone Nut and Saddle


665 mm scale

54 mm nut width  

Elevated Fret board Spanish heel architecture

John Gilbert style Top bracing

Fully Compensated nut and saddle

12 Hole bridge tie block

French Polish

   This is a "Segovia sized " guitar. It was commissioned in 2005 by Andres Saborio a young professional guitarist resident in Costa Rica who had just attained his performance degree at the University in Bloomington Indiana. Studies in guitar were headed up by Ernesto Bitteti, a world renowned guitar performer and teacher from the generation following Segovia. Andres used this guitar in concerts for 5 years primarily throughout Central and South America and secondarily in the USA and Europe. In 2010 I offered to provide him with a new guitar of a different design in exchange for this one. He continues to use that guitar to this day.

When I got the guitar back from Andres, it sold almost immediately to a local person who kept it for 12 years. He would like to sell it now as he no longer plays classical guitar so he brought it to me for consignment.

The guitar is in very good condition for it's age with no serious gouges or cracks. There is one repaired  humidity crack in the upper bout near the rosette. The guitar has been refinished and is otherwise pristine condition. 

The guitar is a concert capable instrument and it sounds very much like an old John Gilbert guitar. Here is a a couple of links to a 2007 live recording of a concert with this guitar. The quality of the recordings are not great but it does provide some sense of what the guitar can do.



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