Instrument Details

1989 Manzer White Rose East Indian/Sitka Spruce
$10,295$9,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Manzer
Product Year
1989
Model
White Rose
Serial #
820160
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5361
Condition
Very Good. A few light dings on top, chipped finish on headstock, fretboard edge, binding on lower bout and waist, faint fret wear in first position.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
MOP
Top Trim
MOP
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
MOP Butterflies
Frets to Body
14
Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Chrome
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None
Body Length
19.75 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.5625 in
Body Depth Heel
4.0625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
25.63 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
1.63 in
Nut Width (mm)
41.4 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Whenever Linda Manzer is involved, you know the instrument in question is going to have an interesting story. This white beauty, naturally, carries an impressive history within its' pearly body. In 1989 Linda was commissioned to build this guitar for a man's lover, and it was to have no black anywhere on the guitar. Instead, The OM was to be white and red (hence Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge, and fingerboard) with a Sitka Spruce top. Unfortunately, by the time Linda finished applying the last coats of white paint and let the lacquer cure, the man's lover had left him. From there, this White Rose, as we've taken to calling it, has travelled the globe for several decades, until landing here at Dream Guitars.

Built with a woman's hands in mind, this OM has a narrow neck (1 5/8" at the nut), and feels very comfortable for anyone with smaller hands. The voice is spectacularly balanced, with a meaty middle register that really rings out with a flatpick. With age, the white paint has reacted with the oils in the Indian Rosewood to create orange-brown streaking across the sides and headstock--a unique manifestation of the vintage process!

Part of the magic of amazing instruments are the stories that they bring with them. Once Linda filled us in on the White Rose, I knew we'd stumbled onto a truly one-off instrument. I love how the rosewood oils have come through in the streaking on the sides. The voice has opened up nicely since 1989, and I'm impressed by how well this guitar has aged; it's in pretty great shape.
 
A one-of-a-kind Linda Manzer creation from way back when. This is designed for someone with very small hands. The string spread is narrow and the neck profile is small, so it may be perfect for someone looking for that. How often do you find a collectible instrument like this that is designed for smaller people? The addition of its unusual color scheme makes it a real art piece among luthier built guitars. Check it out.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.63 in
NUT WIDTH 1.63 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

Whenever Linda Manzer is involved, you know the instrument in question is going to have an interesting story. This white beauty, naturally, carries an impressive history within its' pearly body.
 

Part of the magic of amazing instruments are the stories that they bring with them. Once Linda filled us in on the White Rose, I knew we'd stumbled onto a truly one-off instrument.
 
A one-of-a-kind Linda Manzer creation from way back when. This is designed for someone with very small hands.
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