Up for consideration is a Contreras professional classical guitar.
This guitar is hand-made in 1983 by the late Manual Contreras I, who was a prominent builder in the Ramirez shop before setting up his own shop in 1962. The guitar is a professional hand-made model, but without the Contreras signature, which at that time designated it as the 2a model. It has the advantage of having the 650mm scale length, as many of the 1a guitars had the longer, more difficult 664 scale length. Today, the new Contreras 2a guitars are selling for around $7,000, so here is a great opportunity to pick up a nice original guitar hand-made by Contreras I, and save about $4,000!!!
for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. HERE is some additional info from the Contreras website.
* Model: 2a
by Manual Contreras I
* Made in 1983
* Cedar Top
* Indian Rosewood Back/Sides
* 650 mm Scale Length
* Kohno Case
* Made in Spain
The guitar is in very good condition, with no repairs or issues of any kind, just some minor dings from 30 years of normal use. These is a string ding on the top behind the G string, and the Kohno case is missing the original fabric hinge to prop the case open.
SOUND FILES / VIDEOS
Here are some videos of this guitar to give you an idea of what to expect. It was recorded in 1 take using a pair of Neumann U87 microphones directly into a GoPro Hero2 camera. No EQ, compression or effects were added, just pure signal into the camera.
PAVAN by Luis Milan
THE THIRD TUNE by Tallis
BRIAN BORU'S MARCH
WACHSA MESA by Neusidler
In short, this guitar is a World-Class classical concert and/or recording guitar,
from one of the world's greatest luthiers. It would make an ideal guitar for concerts and recording, as well as for college-level guitar majors, or a pro-level teaching guitar.
SHIPPING & TERMS
Insured USA FedEx Ground is $40.
I do accept Visa, Master Card, AmEx, PayPal, and all the other forms of payment. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions
before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! This auction is for
one Contreras Model 2 classical guitar, and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 3 days (buyer pays shipping both ways).
PLEASE CHECK OUT my Classical Harp Guitars in my Current
eBay Auctions, and also see and compare several of my Ramirez guitars
that have Recently Sold on eBay.
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