GB £..850 Contreras II C-5 LEFT HANDED cedar 2003, Bangor, Wales.

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GB £..850 Contreras II C-5 LEFT HANDED cedar 2003, Bangor, Wales.

Post by Martin » Tue May 23, 2017 1:03 pm

- Type: Manuel Contreras II Guitarra de Estudio C-5 LEFT HANDED
- Year of construction: 2003
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Nut width (mm): 52
- Top: Solid Cedar
- Bracing: fan
- Back / Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Sound: Warm, "velvety". Well balanced across the range with good sustain.
- Condition: Good. One surface dink on soundboard. Some minor scratches. No cracks or repairs
- Price: £850 + shipping. Includes hard case
- Viewing possible: Yes (local only)
- Location (nearest city): Bangor, Wales

Hard case included.

Regrettably, my experiment described in my opening post to the forum here viewtopic.php?f=130&t=969 (12 years ago!) hasn't worked out. Some sort of micro-stroke has given me a tremor in my left hand and so this guitar has sat more or less unused for six years.
This is a fine example of Contreras' student guitars, with all the craftsmanship and tonal qualities you would expect of a traditional Spanish maker.

Please note this is a left handed guitar with compensated bridge and bracing. It cannot be restrung for right handed use.
Did I mention this is a left handed guitar? :lol:

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Re: UK £..850 Contreras II C-5 Cedar 2003 LEFT HANDED, Bangor, Wales.

Post by Jonathan Lamb » Sun May 28, 2017 11:09 am

PM'd you
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Re: GB £..850 Contreras II C-5 LEFT HANDED cedar 2003, Bangor, Wales.

Post by James67 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Thanks Martin, I have been successful in finding and buying a LH Classical guitar. I hope you have sold your Contreras

Regards James

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