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Manuel Rodriguez B Cutaway Cedar Top Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Rodriguez B Cutaway model is a beauty to beh...Click To Read More About This Product
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No-compromise hand craftsmanship results in quality you can hear.
Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Rodriguez B Cutaway model is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduran Cedar reinforced with Ebony, and the fingerboard is Ebony. Gold-plated tuners and Silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.
The Rodriguez B 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 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 guitar features a multicolored 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, making it ideal for an elegant concert classic guitar.
An integrated L.R. Baggs Pre-Amp System allows you to plug into an amplifer or PA system for live situations where more volume is needed.
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 Honduras as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduran cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 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 guitar.
- Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
- Back & Sides: Laminated Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Honduras Cedar with Ebony
- Tuner: Gold Plated
- Headstock: Indian Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite
- Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
- L.R. Baggs Pre-Amp System
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 2" (54mm)
- Body Depth: 3.71" ” 3.94" (95mm ” 100mm)
- Body Width: 11.42" ” 14.53" (290mm ” 369mm)
- Scale Length: 25.6" (650mm)
- Rosette: Multicolored woods
- Body Binding: Wood
- Frets: 19, Silver-plated
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Rodriguez guitars are interesting in that the reviews seem to be all over the place. That does suggest some level of inconsistency. I have owned this guitar for about a year and it is great on all fronts. I did, however pick the same model up and play it in another store recently and it felt like a different instrument. This is NOT a mail order guitar. Play it first and find one that sings to you. I'm very pleased with it. Mine has a great neck and sounds great through my Roland ac-60. I also have a Yamaha. As a comparison, the Yamaha (no surprise) is the gold standard in quality and consistency and certainly sounds good, but the Rodriguez seems to project more. PLAY THEM ALL FIRST.