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New Rodriguez, Thomas 20th Anniversary Classical - Classical Guitar

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Thomas Rodriguez has been in the business long enough to recognize great opportunities to acquire unique materials when they arise. Twenty years later and he's amassed a collection of impressive woods, ivories, and pearl--the perfect treasure house from which to build his 20th Anniversary Guitar. The sheer historicity of this guitar's constituent parts is staggering: woods range from 40-year-old Sitka Spruce to 1800s Brazilian Rosewood salvaged from an old tabletop, or 1800s Honduran Mahogany for the neck from an old four-post bed. Right down to the braces, Sitka harvested from a 1925 Cable piano, or the Ivory tieblock on the bridge (formerly a key from an 1860s square piano), or even the position marker on the fingerboard which Thomas fashioned out of the Mother-Of-Pearl from an 1850s Martin bridge pin encased in a thin Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish.

 

The voice of this guitar is at once elegant and exciting, with a mesmerizing clarity that's colored by a sweet bouquet of overtones from the treble strings. Each string sings like a guitar unto itself, and there's an almost meditational quality to the smoothness of the voice and the glassy play feel. Just breathing on the strings can excite sustain for days. The bass register appears to defy geometry: how can so much depth come from a regular-sized guitar? Exploring those depths is akin to deep sea diving, while the profound richness is warm and enveloping like blankets of heat from a fireplace whose fire has subsided into the quiet intensity of yellow-red embers.

 

This is one of Rodriguez's crowning achievements as a luthier.

 

Check out our blog post where we go into more detail about the materials that went into this 20th Anniversary Guitar here: http://blog.dreamguitars.com/tom-rodriguez-guitars-20th-anniversary-guitar/

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    Woods & Trim
  • Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Gaboon Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Rosette: Maple, Brazilian Rosewood, Mahogany, Red Birch
  • Binding: Maple, Brazilian Rosewood, Mahogany, Red Birch
  • Fingerboard Bindings: None
  • Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Bindings: None
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Top Trim: Maple, Brazilian Rosewood, Mahogany, Red Birch
  • Back Strip: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fret Markers: Mother of Pearl
  • Tuners: Rodgers
  • Tuner Finish: Steel with Pearl Buttons
    Measurements
  • Body Size: Medium
  • Scale: 650 mm (25.6 in.)
  • Nut Width: 52.8 mm (2.1 in)
  • String Spacing: 56.9 mm (2.25 in)
  • Body Length: 19 1/4 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/8 in.
  • Lower Bout: 14 3/8 in.
  • Serial #: 261
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/4 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 in.
  • Frets to body: 12
    Extras
  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: Original Hard - Cedar Creek
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Brand New
Artists who play instruments by this builder: Marija Temo, Duo Erato
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New  Rodriguez, Thomas 20th Anniversary Classical -  Classical Guitar Player Reviews

Player Reviews:

"I'd been eagerly waiting for this guitar to arrive for some time. When it did finally show up at our door and I tuned it up, I thought I knew what to expect; I've played Thomas's guitars for years. That utterly failed to prepare me for the experience that is this instrument. The voice is immense, earth-rich and balanced, resonant to the nth degree. You want to stop breathing when you're playing so you can better hear the tone! And all the various tabletops, beds, pianos, and other instruments from which this guitar was built make for an incredible story that also sets this Rodriguez 20th Anniversary Guitar apart from all others. I'd let those bass strings' sonority sing me to sleep every night if I could." - Paul Heumiller