Instrument Details

1997 Thomas Blackshear Rodriguez Brazilian/Spruce
$16,475$15,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Blackshear, Tom
Product Year
1997
Model
Rodriguez
Serial #
NS-242
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5153
Condition
Very Good. Light fingernail marks by the waist, treble side, and below bridge. Small ding on lower bout, treble side.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Brazilian Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Brazilian Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
19.125 mm
Upper Bout
11.125 mm
Lower Bout
14.5 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.875 mm
Body Depth Tail
4.125 mm
Scale Length
25.59 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2.05 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.1 mm
String Spacing
2.28 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Every great Classical guitar has a story. Here we have an instrument modelled after a 1976 Miguel Rodriguez, Jr. Classical by Texas' own Tom Blackshear, with a set of Brazilian Rosewood which was handpicked by Todd Taggart in 1997 (former president of Luthiers Mercantile International, or LMI) for his own use. Cherished and played for the past 19 years, this Blackshear Classical represents its Rodriguez heritage with a comprehensive and complex voice, and a silk-smooth setup. Taggart had an impressive eye: the Brazilian is chocolate-dark and gives the voice its complex and cavernous low-end, and the Spruce is perfectly opened up for rich, vigorous projection.

This is the sort of guitar which practically plays itself: the sustain feels endless, with haunting rich overtones in the upper register, thanks to Taggart's Brazilian Rosewood and Blackshear's flawless craftsmanship. Recognized as one of the contemporary masters of the Rodriguez school of Classical building, Blackshear went to great lengths to make this guitar worthy of the name.

This is hands down one of the finest Classical guitars I've played here at the shop. The sonority of the bass is nothing short of magic, and the trebles mesmerize. This is one of those guitars that's so well-balanced, they require zero EQ when miked.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 650 mm
NUT WIDTH 52.1 mm
STRING SPACING 57.9 mm
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Every great Classical guitar has a story. Here we have an instrument modelled after a 1976 Miguel Rodriguez, Jr.
 

This is hands down one of the finest Classical guitars I've played here at the shop. The sonority of the bass is nothing short of magic, and the trebles mesmerize.
 
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