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Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar

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Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, this Rodriguez Model E is a beauty to behold and play. The h...Click To Read More About This Product

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Intricacy and beauty that signifies the attention to detail characteristic of every Rodriguez guitar.

Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, this Rodriguez Model E is a beauty to behold and play. The headstock is Indian rosewood, the neck is Honduras Cedar, 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 E 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 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.

Case sold separately.

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.

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 Honduras 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 Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Neck: Honduras Cedar
  • Tuner: Gold Plated
  • Headstock: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Graphite
  • Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
  • Case sold separately

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  • 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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Manuel RodriguezE Spruce Top Classical Guitar

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Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar

By DavidNQ8

from Middle East

Comments about Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

I purchased the Rodriguez E spruce top classical guitar and have been playing daily for roughly three weeks now. I own a Ramirez E with a cedar sound board and I purchased the Rodriguez as a second guitar. I didn?t plan to use it for anything other than as a practice instrument. CONS: Practically from the start, I experienced the typical problems associated with cheap classical guitar machine heads. Problem was solved by replacing the machine heads with a set of GOTOH 35G1600. The soundboard is way too heavily lacquered which I believe is responsible for a slightly muddy tone. There?s a slight persistent buzz on the A & D strings, second position. All told, it just doesn?t appear the requisite amount of care was taken by the luthier during its construction. PROS: The Rodriguez E spruce top guitar hits the mark as a practice instrument. Notwithstanding the overabundance of lacquer and my negative experience with the stock machine heads, the action, tone, and volume are pretty decent and so far I?ve enjoyed playing it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Lovely sound but tuner failed

By Bear

from Australia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

Sounds great, but G string tuner slipping within 2 days of receiving.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Beautiful sounding guitar

By Flamenco93

from Sacramento, Ca

Comments about Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

I have owned this guitar now for two years and I absolutely love it. The tone is very warm and superb. The ebony fingerboard creates a very comfortable playing surface. All in all, this isntrument is beautiful looking and sounding and is worth every cent.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By Ray

from Saint Louis, MO

Verified Buyer


  • balanced, rich sound with good volume


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      Comments about Manuel Rodriguez E Spruce Top Classical Guitar:

      The craftsmanship that went into this guitar appears to be flawless. The guitar came with a G compensated bridge saddle and the action was a bit high, even for a classical guitar. I took it a local luthier and had the bridge saddle replace and the action lowered. The guitar sounds and plays great!

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