Instrument Details

1971 Contreras Concert Brazilian/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Contreras I, Manuel
Product Year
1971
Model
Concert
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
620
Condition
Good. 2 repaired top cracks and some finish crazing near neck. Natural wear for a 40 year old instrument.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
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 - Brazilian
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold Etched with Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
26 in
Scale Length (mm)
660.4 mm
Nut Width
2.06 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.3 mm
String Spacing
2.36 in
String Spacing (mm)
59.944 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

The guitars of Manuel Contreras from the '60s and '70s are legendary and for good reason. They offer that deep, warm and powerful spanish sound. As a bonus this one also plays beautiful over the entire fingerboard, all you get is clear, articulate notes. The sustain and projection are wonderful and expected since the Brazilian Rosewood is top notch. A rare find indeed.

One of those really special instruments from Manuel Contreras Sr. Every note is full of life and character. The Spruce top has nearly 40 years of maturity in it and is very vibrant and quick to response. The bass is full and powerful and the trebles clear and passionate. A wonderful Contreras in every way.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 26 in
NUT WIDTH 2.06 in
STRING SPACING 2.36 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

The guitars of Manuel Contreras from the '60s and '70s are legendary and for good reason. They offer that deep, warm and powerful spanish sound.
 

One of those really special instruments from Manuel Contreras Sr. Every note is full of life and character.
 
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