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1995 Contreras II 1 Especial - India Indian/European
$6,690$6,495
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Contreras II, Manuel
Product Year
1995
Model
1 Especial - India
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4689
Condition
Near Mint Light swirling on back, one very small finish compression near finger board extension.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Rosewood - Brazilian
Tuners
Fustero
Tuner Finish
Gold Lyre Style, Etched with Pearloid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.6875 mm
Upper Bout
11.25 mm
Lower Bout
14 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.75 mm
Body Depth Tail
4 mm
Scale Length
25.63 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
2.13 in
Nut Width (mm)
54.1 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Bausach
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Description

Here we have a 1995 Contreras II 1 Especial - India in European Spruce and East Indian Rosewood. This is a fine representation of the skill the Contreras family wields as guitar builders: everything from the tone, fit, and finish is wonderfully executed on this classical. The tone is the true star here, exactly as a great classical should sound, pure and warm, with great balance from the bass to treble. The East Indian Rosewood back and sides are finished with a perfectly smooth gloss and the guitar's light weight sits comfortably in your lap. The elegant Rosewood bindings and Brazilian Rosewood headstock plate are definite eye candy, but they pale in comparison to the dark, moody lines of the East Indian Rosewood back and sides. This Contreras is at once a guitar to play for hours, and then to ogle when you're not.

As with any Contreras classical, you are dealing with the cream of the crop. The tight-grained European Spruce top is nice and warm, while the East Indian Rosewood back provides enough projection to fill a room. The overall construction is lightweight, yet robust. You'll get lost in the warmth and articulation across the lower and upper registers.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 651 mm
NUT WIDTH 54.1 mm
STRING SPACING 58.7 mm
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

Here we have a 1995 Contreras II 1 Especial - India in European Spruce and East Indian Rosewood. This is a fine representation of the skill the Contreras family wields as guitar builders: everything from the tone, fit, and finish is wonderfully executed on this classical.
 

As with any Contreras classical, you are dealing with the cream of the crop. The tight-grained European Spruce top is nice and warm, while the East Indian Rosewood back provides enough projection to fill a room.
 
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