Monday, July 2, 2012

For Sale: Handcrafted Classical Guitar, Sitka Spruce/Black Walnut

"This is the guitar I wanted when I first started playing the classical guitar! Wilson, I think you have found your niche"

A statement made by Warren Haskell, former head of the guitar department at California State University, Chico after I showed him two of my guitars in 2002.



This guitar is SOLD! It is no longer available! Please visit the Guitars Currently Available page!

The Sitka spruce/eastern black walnut guitar is complete and for sale. I am asking $1595, which includes a tweed covered hard shell case and shipping.


The top is very lightly bear clawed Sitka spruce purchased from Stew-Mac; the ebony fingerboard and rosette from LMII; the bridge is cut from a piece of padauk and the bindings are American cherry. The top is braced with six fan struts and a diagonal bar below the sound hole angled towards the side, a design used by Hernandez y Aguado


The back and sides are hand cut, using a Disston #8 ripsaw, from a board of eastern black walnut that was purchased from the Wood Emporium in Loveland, Colorado.


The neck is Spanish cedar that I bought from Marc Culbertson at Gilmer Wood Company in Portland, Oregon. The tuners are by Gotoh. Back braces are Spanish cedar and top braces are Douglas fir.

The entire guitar is French polished.

I have set up the guitar action so that it is easy and comfortable to play and currently has light tension LaBella 2001 classic guitar strings, which right now are my preferred strings.

I am amazed at the sound that this guitar has! All notes are clear and even, it has a bright, punchy, open tone, I love how I can make this guitar sing! It's sound will greatly improve with six months of daily playing, it is going to be an excellent guitar for a student or anyone else desiring a handcrafted classic guitar.

If you are interested in purchasing this guitar or receiving additional photos please leave your name and email address in the comment box.

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