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An elegant concert classic guitar.
The Manual Rodriguez B Cedar Top Classical Guitar has a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides. The Rodriguez B guitar is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduran cedar, and the fingerboard, ebony. gold-plated tuners and silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The classical guitar's body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.
The Rodriguez B classical guitar is hand crafted and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each classical guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.
The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of Rodriguez guitars is carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity.
The Rodriguez B classical guitar features a multi-colored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it. Their intricacy and beauty signify the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez guitar.
For backs and sides, Rodriguez uses Brazilian Rosewood and Indian Rosewood (Jacaranda). Brazilian Rosewood has a beautiful color and design, giving it strong visual allure to match its excellent sound.
For the top, Rodriguez has experimented with other Spruce woods from various parts of the world including North America, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Sweden, but the Spruce from Central Europe is unique. Red Western Cedar is obtained from Canada and the Northwest U.S. There are many different qualities and colors. As with Spruce, stiffness, grain and weight are important.
For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduran as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduras Cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with two Ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement cased as a result of the aging of the instrument.
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Comments about Manuel Rodriguez B Cedar Top Classical Guitar:
I don't care for fancy features, so I'm not sure what would count here. And first let's clear something up - this is a spruce top guitar, not a cedar top, the ad is mistaken...I was looking for a good classical guitar for an intermediate player getting back into playing. I've had it for three months. I don't want to buy another factory guitar - if I stay as serious as now about the guitar my next instrument will be hand made. So I wanted a guitar good enough to provide an hour or two of practice per day, possible playing with others, traditional classical guitar, for at least a couple of years. This guitar totally does the trick for me. I enjoy playing it, I like its sound, I like its feel. It stays nicely in tune (actually for features I like the black wooden tuners), I don't feel that paying more for a factory guitar is really worth it. If you are buying a 1500 guitar, I suggest doubling that, meeting a luthier, and having "your" guitar built.