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1981 Contreras 1A Brazilian/Red Cedar
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Status
Sold
Brand
Contreras I, Manuel
Product Year
1981
Model
1A
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1339
Condition
Very Good, A few string scars and finish checks behind the bridge, as would be expected
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar - Red
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
14.75 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
26.14 in
Scale Length (mm)
664 mm
Nut Width
2.01 in
Nut Width (mm)
51 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - SKB
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Description

Here we have one powerhouse Contreras 1a guitar built in 1981 and signed by Manuel Contreras Sr. The projection of this Brazilian/Cedar Contreras is outstanding, the G string is very lyrical and the B and E proudly keep up with the thunderous bass. This is a real treasure, the kind of Contreras players adore and it is in wonderful condition with perfect playability as well.

This is a wonderful example of Manuel Contreras' work. This guitar sings out proudly with power and projection to satisfying the most demanding concert player. But the power is equalled by the warmth and articulation, this is a very complete guitar with deep, resonant bass as well as trebles that command attention. It's easy for melodies to be heard anywhere on the fingerboard and this instrument is very 'alive'. You can sense that a lot of great music has flowed through this guitar with many more years still to come.
 
This guitar definitely has that "Conteras" sound. It's been played a lot over the years and is very responsive
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SCALE LENGTH 26.14 in
NUT WIDTH 2.01 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR - RED,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Here we have one powerhouse Contreras 1a guitar built in 1981 and signed by Manuel Contreras Sr. The projection of this Brazilian/Cedar Contreras is outstanding, the G string is very lyrical and the B and E proudly keep up with the thunderous bass.
 

This is a wonderful example of Manuel Contreras' work. This guitar sings out proudly with power and projection to satisfying the most demanding concert player.
 
This guitar definitely has that "Conteras" sound. It's been played a lot over the years and is very responsive
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