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1981 Somogyi Classical, Brazilian Rosewood/Spruce
$12,355 $11,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Somogyi
Product Year
1980
Model
Classical
Serial #
65
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1123
Condition
Very good. Only light marks on top, small finish check at back of neck at headstock. Set up by Ervin himself only a few years back.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
D
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Burl
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
10.5 in
Lower Bout
14.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
2.063 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
3 lb. 2 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Karura
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Description

A piece of history from one of lutherie’s grandmasters: our 1981 Somogyi Concert Classical. Ervin began his career with nylon string instruments, which helps to explain how he’s able to get so much tone out of his steel strings, since he became acquainted with the extra sensitivities that go into building for nylon strings at en early stage. This beauty is rich and clear, having opened up handsomely for the past almost 40 years. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Spruce on top, and Ervin carved a full neck profile with well-rounded cheeks.
His trademark scalloped nut weighs in at 52.5mm with a 651mm scale to match. The Burl headstock veneer is another hallmark of Ervin’s style, and this Concert Classical features a bookmatched version that sets of Ervin’s crenellated headstock perfectly. This is an incredibly lightly built (3lbs 2oz) and responsive instrument from one of the industry’s finest makers, and we’re proud to offer it to you now.


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This is number 65 from master builder Ervin Somogyi. He’s always had a passion for nylon string instruments, and it shows. This guitar has more beautiful bass response than many classicals, and yet the trebles are strong and sing. This is a wonderful instrument for any collector who loves Ervin‘s work, or any serious player of the instrument. You get both here: a highly sought after collectible and a highest quality musical instrument.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.625 in
NUT WIDTH 2.063 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

A piece of history from one of lutherie’s grandmasters: our 1981 Somogyi Concert Classical. Ervin began his career with nylon string instruments, which helps to explain how he’s able to get so much tone out of his steel strings, since he became acquainted with the extra sensitivities that go into building for nylon strings at en early stage.
 

This is number 65 from master builder Ervin Somogyi. He’s always had a passion for nylon string instruments, and it shows.
 
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