US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

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US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Chris.Conery » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 pm

Classical guitar by luthier Chris Conery
2018 (New)
650 mm scale, 52 mm nut
German spruce top
Romanillos style, seven fan bracing
Indian rosewood body
Gaboon (West African) ebony fretboard, Indian rosewood bridge
Full, balanced tone with excellent projection, a typically "Spanish" sounding instrument
$3,500 including hard case and shipping (CONUS)
Viewing at my shop in Boulder, CO; three day trial elsewhere

This is a beautiful guitar - master grade German spruce (actually from a tree just over the border in the Austrian Alps), straight grained, dark Indian rosewood, high figure koa bindings, Spanish cedar neck with (now fairly rare) fully black ebony fretboard, Gotoh Premium tuners, 12 hole bridge, French polish, oil finish on the neck.

I love the bracing design Romanillos invented for spruce tops. This guitar was shown at the most recent Boulder Guitar Society meeting and was met with unanimous acclaim. I will have a sound sample up soon on my website: coneryguitars.com

This is a top notch instrument. As my latest client wrote: "One may pay more but this is as good as it gets."
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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Naluguy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:28 am

Bought a Chris Conery guitar back in 2014 in these same specs. I am not an accomplished player by any means but I have been playing since the early 70’s. Most recently since 2013, I have become a bit more serious and have bought and sold a number of guitars. Made my mistakes but my guitar made by Chris is a phenomenal find and a definite keeper.

Played a few higher end classical guitars, a $7,000 Ramirez 1a, a $30,000 Hauser III and I must say, my guitar made by Chris leans towards the Hauser. Evenly balanced, full bass and crystal clear trebles. No affiliation to Chris, just a very satisfied customer!

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Post by Chris.Conery » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:46 pm

Hi Guy - thanks for the nice words! It's always good to hear from one of my clients.

Audio samples are now available on my website: coneryguitars.com
See the "Guitars Available Now" page.
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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by David Gutowski » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:02 am

Just curious, why do you call yourself an "amateur luthier?" The guitar looks as professional as they come. Good luck with the sale...I would consider it but I'm waiting for the price to drop on another guitar...hopefully.
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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Chris.Conery » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Thanks for the complement. I guess I consider a professional luthier one who makes a living at it. In the original sense of the word, an amateur is one who does something for the love of it, whether or not it provides a livelihood.
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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Ausangate » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:34 am

Hello Chris;

I am wondering if your guitar is still in the market? If yes, I want to find out more about this instrument.

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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Chris.Conery » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:58 pm

Hi Ausangate-

Yes, still for sale. Thanks for your interest. I'm happy to answer any questions - send a PM.

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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by fitness1 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:24 pm

Here's a direct link to your audio file on this guitar - thought it might help.
Sounds very nice by the way!

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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Ceciltguitar » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:51 pm

What is the neck thickness (in either inches or mm)? Thank you

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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Chris.Conery » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi Cecilguitar-
Neck thickness: 21 mm at 1st fret, 24 at 9th fret
These numbers can be reduced if desired - increases are more of a problem :-)
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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Ceciltguitar » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:22 pm

Thank you. How thin can you go?

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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Chris.Conery » Wed May 01, 2019 6:20 pm

It looks like the neck can be a bit thinner but not much. For example, the Romanillos design is at 20.5 mm at the nut (to 25 at 9th fret), Friederich's is about 21.6 all the way down, and Torres was 21 to 22. Given that my guitar has a graphite composite reinforcement I could probably go thinner without problems but I think a more important consideration is neck shape. Many of the Spanish makers used a quite rounded shape that I find not particularly comfortable. I began making mine with a flatter profile and my customers have mentioned to me that they find it to be preferable. I hope that answers your question.
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Re: US $.3500 Chris Conery spruce 2018, Boulder, Colo

Post by Atroster990 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:03 am

Hello. I am a customer of Chris’ and I have played 3 of his guitars. Including the one for sale for 3500. I almost purchased this guitar because it was so balanced and easy to play. I chose to have Chris make me a “fancier” guitar in which I was able to select my wood, get a custom rosette, bindings, purflings, etc.
-I have also played 13 for over 100 hours ( my guitar had a delay and Chris lent me his personal guitar).

All 3 guitars sound somewhat different but the all share an incredible balance across the strings, with a clean and consistent resonance and very easy playability . Chris selects very very high grade woods and I really believe he shines in knowing how to properly thin out and brace the soundboard. He is meticulous and loves making guitars. He is not a business man about it.

I’ve had my amazing teacher/composer play his guitars and others that I was trying out and chris’ was the only guitar that she called brilliant. It’s obvious from the moment you play one of his guitars that they are special and seemingly underpriced.
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Post by marvluse » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:02 pm

Chris, nice to hear from an old Boulderite! I lived there 21 years (1979-2000), having moved to Boulder to pursue a PhD in musicology (which I never finished). Did you teach physics at CU? If so, were were there at the same time.

Your guitars look top-notch and first-rate, and the audio samples tell me they sound great as well. If I ever collect enough coin to take the plunge, I will be in contact. I think it would be very cool to play a Boulder made guitar. Best wishes.

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