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1995 Marc Maingard 10-String Classical Harp Guitar

Master Grade Cedar / Brazilian -- Deluxe Inlay!!!

Maingard 10-String Classical Harp Guitar

Up for consideration is a 1995 Marc Maingard 10-string classical harp guitar. The guitar was built in 1995 using his finest grade cedar top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides, as well as his highest level of decorative inlay. This guitar really is a work of art, as well as an exceptional-sounding concert instrument. Maingard guitars are highly sought after by both players and collectors alike. Here is a rare opportunity to own an amazingly beautiful 10-string harp guitar!

* Cedar Top
* Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
* Scale Length: 664 mm
* Schatten Soundboard Transducer
* Serial Number 63
* Ameritage Custom Case
* Ameritage Case Cover
* More Photos
* Made in South Africa

Marc Maingard has an extensive building background, having worked at both Santa Cruz guitars as well as with master classical guitar luthier Jose Oribe. In this guitar he expertly combines the highest level of design and inlay typical of a high-end acoustic guitar with the traditional concert sound of a world-class classical guitar.

Here are several sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. It has tremendous sustain due to the 10-string resonance, beautiful big basses, and nice and crisp trebles. All sound clips are recorded in stereo with no compression, EQ or reverb added -- just straight through a Presonus ADL 600 mic pre into a Rosetta 200 A/D converter. Set 1-8 is tracked through a Blue Woodpecker and a Schoeps CM61 mic, Set 9-12 is through a pair of Blue Dragonfly's, and set 13-15 is through a pair of Schoeps CMT 341's.

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The guitar is in excellent condition, with no isues or major repairs. The has been a string burn (repaired by Maingard) behind the high E string, and a set of Golpadors (Flamenco tap plate proectors) have been installed, although you may not notice them in the photos. It also has a Schatten soundboard transducer for amplified sound.

I have the guitar in Romantic Tuning (7-10 = D, C, B, A) using Hannabach Medium Tension Set 815 strings. Hannabach, LaBella, Savarez, Aranjuez and D'Addarrio all make strings for the 10-string guitar, and sets are readily available at Strings By Mail. Modern Tuning is also a recommended option, and more info on this system can be found at Viktor van Niekerk's excellent website by clicking here.


This is a great guitar, and I have been very happy with it, but I have too many 10-strings at the moment and this one rarely gets played. The 10-string classical harp guitar is my main instrument, and you can find more info about them at my website, Cathedral Guitar, and you can hear more music played by multi-string guitars and lutes at my radio station, 10-String Radio. Additional Harp Guitar material can be found at


USA shipping is $50.00 via Fedex Ground, with optional insurance. All sales are final, so please ask questions first. I do accept PayPal. Thanks for looking. This auction is for one Maingard 10-String Classical Harp Guitar and Ameritage Case and soft case cover. No other accessories are included.

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