Instrument Details

1984 Robert Mattingly Classical, Indian Rosewood/German Spruce

Regular Price: $4,995

Special Price (Sale) $4,630 $4,495

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Status
In Stock
Brand
Mattingly, Robert
Product Year
1984
Model
Classical
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1468
Condition
Excellent, especially for age. Only a few pin-size dings and a nail mark on top, two small marks on back.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Rope Style
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Amazon
Tuner Finish
Gold with Pearloid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
14.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2.125 in
Nut Width (mm)
54 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60 mm
Weight
3 lb. 10 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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This Mattingly Classical is a well-preserved treasure from one of America’s cherished luthiers. Built all the way back in 1984, this Concert Classical is in superb condition today, with only a few marks in spite of its many years. It’s been in one person’s hands all this time, and now we’re looking for the next person to take on this beautiful, responsive, and eminently playable Mattingly. Straight-grained Indian Rosewood back and sides, German Spruce on top, and Robert carved the neck with a sweet and subtle curve that feels silky in the hand. 650mm scale, rope style bindings and mosaic rosette, and Robert’s hallmark scalloped nut completes the image. This 1984 Mattingly comes with its original hardshell case and case cover.


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This is a particularly well preserved example of Robert Mattingly's work, and it comes from a local player here who's had it all this time. It's been well cared for, and the top has opened up sweetly over the decades. This will be a lifetime guitar for its next happy owner.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 2.125 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

This Mattingly Classical is a well-preserved treasure from one of America’s cherished luthiers. Built all the way back in 1984, this Concert Classical is in superb condition today, with only a few marks in spite of its many years.
 

This is a particularly well preserved example of Robert Mattingly's work, and it comes from a local player here who's had it all this time. It's been well cared for, and the top has opened up sweetly over the decades.
 
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