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  • FS: Lefty Gustavo Arias Parlor 1A Classcial

    All,
    Here's my Gustavo Arias Parlor for sale, please post any questions you may have about this cool little nylon string guitar (or PM).

    The particulars on this guitar:
    1. AAA grade Western Red Cedar top
    2. AAA grade East Indian Rosewood Back/Sides
    3. Spanish Cedar neck with ebony reinforcement
    4. Ebony fingerboard
    5. Indian Rosewood bridge and peghead overlay
    6. Mother of pearl position markers on the side of the fingerboard at 3/5/7/9/12/15
    7. LR Baggs LB6 pickup (passive, you must use a preamp which is not included)
    8. This is a TRUE Parlor guitar, size wise. It is: 37" long, 8.46" upper bout, 12.2" lower bout, 24.2" scale length, 1.89" wide nut, 2.16" E to E spacing at the saddle, 3.43"-3.86" body depth. The bottom photo is the Arias (on the right) with a Ramsay Classical (Hauser body size) so you can see the size of the Arias
    9. Comes with a padded gig bag
    10. Strung with D'Addario Hard Tension basses (J46) and D'Addario Extra Hard Tension Titanium Trebles (T44). Intonation is spot on.

    I would put this guitar's condition at good to very good. It has a string scratch below the bridge (high E side), and a dent below the bridge on the low E side. You can see the marks in the closeup photo of the lower bout/bridge. There are NO cracks or other finish issues other than these 2 marks.
    Tonally, the guitar is special, very warm and balanced (befitting the Cedar top), with plenty of volume and very good note seperation. The surprise of the guitar is how much you can drive it and it never gets "muddy" like many Cedar topped classical guitars do. Plugged in (with a proper preamp, I use a Fishman Aura Spectrum), the guitar sounds great, string to string balance is spot on. I am selling the guitar because of the narrow (by Classical guitar standards) nut and saddle string spacing. If you are used to a regular classical guitar, you will probably find (as I have) that the string spacing is too narrow. On the other hand, if you are used to steel string acoustics or nylon string crossovers (like a Taylor NS), this string spacing will suit you fine.

    Price is $699 and I will pay shipping to the lower 48. I take Paypal or a check. If you pay by check (which is fine), I will not ship the guitar until the check clears (I trust everyone understands this).



    Jimmy



    Last edited by jimmyb; 04-03-2010, 06:21 PM.
    1989 Ramsay Classical (Cutaway, Cedar/Rosewood)
    1990 Ramsay Classical (Hauser, Euro Spruce/Rosewood)
    1993 Collings 000-2H
    2007 Kanilea G6
    2008 Gustavo Arias Parlor 1A
    2008 Poh Mahina Parlor
    2009 Eastman Pagelli PG2
    2009 Washburn R314 Parlor

    and the ukes:
    Kanilea K3 Super Concert (koa)
    Kanilea K3 Taropatch (8 string Tenor, Mango)
    Mainland Tenor (Mahogany)

    ALL LEFTIES

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    1989 Ramsay Classical (Cutaway, Cedar/Rosewood)
    1990 Ramsay Classical (Hauser, Euro Spruce/Rosewood)
    1993 Collings 000-2H
    2007 Kanilea G6
    2008 Gustavo Arias Parlor 1A
    2008 Poh Mahina Parlor
    2009 Eastman Pagelli PG2
    2009 Washburn R314 Parlor

    and the ukes:
    Kanilea K3 Super Concert (koa)
    Kanilea K3 Taropatch (8 string Tenor, Mango)
    Mainland Tenor (Mahogany)

    ALL LEFTIES

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