Instrument Details

1984 Manuel Contreras Sr. 1a Especial Double Top Brazilian Rswd/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Contreras I, Manuel
Product Year
1984
Model
Concierto 1a Especial
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2219
Condition
Excellent, just light play wear. Very clean for it's age. Setup is perfect and lots of saddle remains for future adjustment.
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
Fustero
Tuner Finish
Gold with Pearloid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.75 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
2.05 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.1 mm
String Spacing
2.24 in
String Spacing (mm)
57 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Here's a 1984 1a Double Top (Tapa) from Manuel Contreras Sr. With dark Brazilian Rosewood sides and back and a deep and rich-looking Red Cedar top. The Double Top design by Manuel Contreras I incorporates a Cedar lining on the back to add project and volume. This one is in extremely good condition for it's age, clearly loved and cared for. Her sound is warm and rich, yet clear as a bell. A new one from Manuel Contreras II is $15,000 making this rare find from his father very special.

While we were processing this guitar Steven Walter, head of guitar at Furman University, stopped by and enjoyed this instrument. Hearing him play it one can readily sense the power of the Double Top design. This one fills the room with passionate notes and inspires all who hold it. If you are seeking a truly special instrument be sure to listen to this one.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 2.05 in
STRING SPACING 2.24 in
WOODS CEDAR - RED,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Here's a 1984 1a Double Top (Tapa) from Manuel Contreras Sr. With dark Brazilian Rosewood sides and back and a deep and rich-looking Red Cedar top.
 

While we were processing this guitar Steven Walter, head of guitar at Furman University, stopped by and enjoyed this instrument. Hearing him play it one can readily sense the power of the Double Top design.
 
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