"Lovely to look at, thrilling to hear. Yours is the nine-foot grand of classicals." - Eugene Arima
See/hear a Manzer Classical played by Pat Metheny at the Estival Jazz Festival (Lugano Switzerland, 9 July 2004).
As well as a version of "And I Love Her" (The Beatles)
This lightly built classical guitar is designed to accommodate both traditional classical style playing and modern jazz styles. Neck dimensions vary according to your preference. Only finest quality "crème de la crème" aged woods are used. Each guitar top is "tuned" to attain the richest possible response. Body size is slightly larger in the lower bout but proportionally thinner in depth, resulting in a balanced rich tonal palette, achieved by adapting traditional European bracing patterns.
Top: German Spruce or Western Cedar
Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
Neck: South American Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony bound with Ebony
Struts: Sitka Spruce Rosette: Abalone with Boxwood and Rosewood
Scale Length: 64 cm - 66 cm - your choice
Nut Width: Your choice of traditional or modern spacing
Lower Bout Width: 39.5 cm - (15-9/16")
Body Length: 50 cm - (19-5/8")
Body Depth: 9.5 cm - (3-3/4")
Overall Length: 103 cm - (40-1/2")
Linda says... "My background in classical guitar construction comes from the European roots of classical Edgar Moench and Jean Claude Larrivee, both traditional classical guitar builders."
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