Type: classical, Ray Spain
Scale length: 650mm
Back/sides: Indian Rosewood
Viewing most welcome in Plymouth or Exeter, UK
Comes with a hard case.
String spacing at nut is 44mm and bridge is 57mm. Action at 12th fret/6th string is a very comfortable 3.7mm (I prefer my action height at the lower end). It has a bone saddle and De Jung friction free tuners which are the smoothest tuners I have ever used. To the best of my knowledge it's a French polish finish and back and sides could actually be Brazilian rosewood, but assume it is Indian rosewood as I cannot be certain. I'd welcome any informed opinion on this.
The guitar is well balanced across the strings, has a sweet tone and good volume. I can't imagine finding a better guitar at this kind of price range, usually second hand luthier guitars are into 4 figures. Indeed, search 'Ivor Mairants R E Spain' and 'Goodwins guitars R E Spain' and you'll see similar guitars.
The condition for its age is remarkable, no cracks/repairs and I can't point to any scratches, dings or marks, simply light handling wear. I own several other much younger guitars that have not fared so well.
About Ray (R.E.) Spain
Ray Spain built around 300 guitars in the 70s and 80s, many of which were sold through Ivor Mairants in London where he worked as a luthier, they were also sold via the classical guitar shops at Bristol and Nottingham. Further info here:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... n/?ref=arc
Shipping within UK will be about £25, international will depend on where you are. Happy to answer any questions.