Instrument Details

1987 Douglas Ching Classical, Brazilian Rosewood/Spruce
$6,180
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Ching, Douglas
Product Year
1987
Model
Classical
Serial #
186
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2275
Condition
Play marks and wear across body, small back crack by tail appears stable. Play wear along back of neck, tuners stiff but function.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
7th Fret Side Dot
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gold
Tuner Finish
Gold with Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
10.875 in
Lower Bout
14.375 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
2.06 in
Nut Width (mm)
52 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.862 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.928 in
Weight
3 lb. 8 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

A powerful piece that’s been steadily opening up since 1987, this Classical from Hawaiian luthier Douglas Ching reminds us all about the beauty that comes with age. The voice is rich, precise, and engrossing. Gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood back and sides pair with Spruce on top, and the featherweight build (right at 3 1/2 pounds) is a testament to the opened up nature of the voice. This Douglas Ching has some play marks appropriate for its 30+ years, and is in fine functional shape to keep making music. 651mm scale with a 52mm nut on a medium-thickness Spanish Cedar neck with Ching's "two doves" headstock; French Polished throughout; comes wrapped up in the original case.


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Every Douglas Ching guitar that I play has incredible clarity and poise. You can hear every detail, and this one has a beautiful warmth and a great dynamic range as well. Owned by a professional player, it has had a lot of great music put through it to help it mature.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 2.06 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

A powerful piece that’s been steadily opening up since 1987, this Classical from Hawaiian luthier Douglas Ching reminds us all about the beauty that comes with age. The voice is rich, precise, and engrossing.
 

Every Douglas Ching guitar that I play has incredible clarity and poise. You can hear every detail, and this one has a beautiful warmth and a great dynamic range as well.
 
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