Manuel Rodriguez FC Classical Cedar Nylon String Guitar w/ Case
Manuel Rodriguez FC Cedar Classical Nylon String Guitar w/ Case
Featuring a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, this Rodriguez FC model is a beauty to behold and play. The neck is Honduran cedar reinforced with ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. A rosewood bridge and bone nut and saddles provide ringing tone and sustain. Handmade gold-plated tuners and silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.
Each Rodriguez 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 two 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.
Each 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 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 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.
- 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
- Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
- Back and Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Honduran Cedar with Ebony
- Tuner: Handmade Gold-plated
- Headstock: Indian Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Body Binding: Two, Indian Rosewood
- Includes hardshell case
Original Retail Price (msrp) - $2,310.00
The guitar has a very small light spot in the finish under the clear gloss on the back (see pics). It has no other flaws or repairs noted. Otherwise, It is in like new mint condition. The included hard-shell case may have a few scratches or scuffs but is also in overall excellent condition. Save Big!
More Info: This is a refurbished instrument. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected and cleared by a certified technician. The guitars are sent there for many reasons, including: Cosmetic flaws, Minor repairs & Discontinued or Last Years Models.
Most of the Instruments that we sell have no flaws. For any that do, we will describe the flaw or repair in the listing and include a photo if it is visible. Item specifics may very from stock description. "The actual guitar for sale is shown in the photographs"
All of our guitars come with a new standard factory setup, but may require a small amount of fine tuning to fit the players personal taste. Accessories and Warranty are not included unless stated otherwise in the description however, we supply a 30 day guarantee with every guitar. The guitars are given a new serial number and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" or "2nd" by the authorized refurbishing center. These guitars are the next best thing to buying new!