Instrument Details

1973 Contreras I 1A Brazilian/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Contreras I, Manuel
Product Year
1973
Model
1A
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3310
Condition
Fair Play wear, professionally repaired top crack, finish checking, nicks and dings, cloudiness in finish on back. Excellent playability and plenty of saddle left for future adjustment.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Brazilian
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold Etched with Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
654.1 mm
Nut Width
2 in
Nut Width (mm)
50.8 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Here we have a classic Brazilian rosewood and cedar top Contreras concert guitar signed by Manuel Contreras I and dated 1973. Structurally stable with great playability and upgraded with Schaller tuners, this guitar does have a lot of play wear and finish checking. So it is a player condition Contreras offering Brazilian rosewood and all of the tone that Manuel was known for, at a reasonable price.

This is a great sounding Contreras from the period when some of his finest guitars were made. The voice is strong, with bold bass and warm responsive trebles. This is a superb Contreras at a very reasonable price due to it's condition being less than pristine. If you are after tone and power, this Contreras would be a wonderful choice.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.75 in
NUT WIDTH 2 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Here we have a classic Brazilian rosewood and cedar top Contreras concert guitar signed by Manuel Contreras I and dated 1973. Structurally stable with great playability and upgraded with Schaller tuners, this guitar does have a lot of play wear and finish checking.
 

This is a great sounding Contreras from the period when some of his finest guitars were made. The voice is strong, with bold bass and warm responsive trebles.
 
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