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1960 Manouk Papazian Classical, Brazilian Rosewood/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Papazian, Manouk
Product Year
1960s
Model
Classical
Serial #
n/a
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2410
Condition
Gone over by our repair staff, who stabilized several top and body cracks. Play wear across top and back. Some finish touch up at endgraft. Original tuners, rolled are cracked in places but functional.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Original
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
10.875 in
Lower Bout
14.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
3.625 in
Scale Length
25.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2 in
Nut Width (mm)
52 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.0815 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.855 in
Weight
3 lb. 4 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

Armenian luthier Manouk Papazian, based in New York for much of his career, put together an impressive body of work, ranging from Classicals like this lovely piece to violins, cellos, and even lutes. The example we have today is a Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce Concert Classical from 1960 that’s opened up sweetly and only weighs just over four pounds. The trebles are characterized by a lively string energy and clarity, and really carry the voice well, pairing with a warm and responsive bottom end and articulate midrange. We’ve gone over it with our repair staff to give it a clean bill of health; it’s got some honest play wear, which reinforces our interpretation that it’s opened up a lot, and has a lovely setup to boot.


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What a treat to have a vintage Papazian to offer you. Highly regarded by all in the classical guitar world.
 
I love the easy warmth and expressive voice. This Papazian from 1960 has opened up oh so handsomely.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.625 in
NUT WIDTH 2 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Armenian luthier Manouk Papazian, based in New York for much of his career, put together an impressive body of work, ranging from Classicals like this lovely piece to violins, cellos, and even lutes. The example we have today is a Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce Concert Classical from 1960 that’s opened up sweetly and only weighs just over four pounds.
 

What a treat to have a vintage Papazian to offer you. Highly regarded by all in the classical guitar world.
 
I love the easy warmth and expressive voice. This Papazian from 1960 has opened up oh so handsomely.
 
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