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1968 Mattingly Concert - Classical Guitar

Price: $5660 $2835
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Artists who play instruments by this builder: Many

R.L. (Bob) Mattingly made fine classical instruments and was the owner of "The World of Strings", a music store in Long Beach, CA. His career as a luthier began in the early '60s and he was primarily self taught. In the early 70's he visited many of the great builders in Spain, and even spent a couple of days in the shop with his hero Miguel Rodriguez. Mattingly built over 700 guitars before his untimely death in 1992.

This incredible 1968 Mattingly has tons of character and mojo. It is one of those instruments that you wish could talk. The playability is excellent. The Rosewood back and sides and Spruce top yield a tone that embodies decades of tradition--a round, robust sound with great mids. This very collectible and very musical Mattingly will be a treasure for some lucky player.

R.L. (Bob) Mattingly made fine classical instruments and was the owner of "The World of Strings", a music store in Long Beach, CA. His career as a luthier began in the early '60s and he was primarily self taught. In ...read full description

    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Rosette: Mosaic
  • Binding: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Bindings: Mosaic tile purfling
  • Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Top Trim: Mosaic Tile
  • Back Strip: Quilt style
  • Fret Markers: None
  • Tuners: Gold with Pearl buttons
  • Tuner Finish: Gold with Pearl buttons
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Medium
  • Scale: 654.05 mm (25.75 in.)
  • Nut Width: 50 mm (2 in)
  • String Spacing: 58.928 mm (2.3 in)
  • Body Length: 19 1/4 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 in.
  • Lower Bout: 14 1/2 in.
  • Serial #: 73
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 5/8 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 3 3/4 in.
  • Frets to body: 12
    Extras
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: Hard -
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Fair Fair. Front has excellent repairs on cracks below bridge and near soundhole. Frets show moderate wear on first few. Back is in very good shape with some scratches. Neck has dings and some finish cracking near heel. Finish marks on sides near neck heel. Professionally filled holes on bridge.
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Many
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1968 Mattingly Concert - Classical Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"Mattingly guitars are considered very fine instruments from a prolific and talented luthier, Bob Mattingly. This guitar has some miles on it and has had numerous repairs, but it is solid now and the great tone was preserved. A rare and collectible gem." - Paul Heumiller