Instrument Details

1966 Manuel Velazquez Concert Classical, Brazilian Rosewood/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Velazquez, Don Manuel
Product Year
1966
Model
Concert Classical
Serial #
n/a
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1446
Condition
Nail marks around soundhole, various dings on top. Bass side crack and back crack at tailblock, back crack at heel, all stable. Some finish crazing. Fret wear. Dings and scrapes on neck, some through finish. Tuners stiff but functional.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
D
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Rosewood
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Amazon
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2.125 in
Nut Width (mm)
54 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
3 lb. 7 oz.
Case
* Hardshell Case - Generic No Name
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Description

This is a piece of history, and it sings so sweet. New York’s own Manuel Velazquez built many of the U.S.’s finest Classical guitars from the mid 1900s all the way into the 2000s, and we’ve come across a beautiful example of his work from 1966 with this Concert Classical. Dark, dark Brazilian Rosewood paired with an amber-tinged Spruce top and Rosewood bindings. 650mm scale, 54mm nut, and a lovely playability as confirmed by our repair staff as they inspected the instrument, giving it a clean bill of health. There are some player marks on the top and neck which attest to this Velazquez having been played in handsomely in the past almost 60 years, and it responds easily to a variety of attacks. The bass register is well defined with a warm center, and the trebles pair oh so sweetly.


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Manuel Velasquez is regarded by many as one of the top builders the world has ever seen. This vintage guitar from 1966 makes a good case for that. Every note is pure, succinct, and beautiful. This is a very stable example of his work as well, sure to last another half a century.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 2.125 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

This is a piece of history, and it sings so sweet. New York’s own Manuel Velazquez built many of the U.S.’s finest Classical guitars from the mid 1900s all the way into the 2000s, and we’ve come across a beautiful example of his work from 1966 with this Concert Classical.
 

Manuel Velasquez is regarded by many as one of the top builders the world has ever seen. This vintage guitar from 1966 makes a good case for that.
 
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