CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by Michael Lazar » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:59 pm

Sloped Top (Elevated Fret Board) Classical Michael F. Lazar No. DF~127
Year of Construction 2018
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut Width 52.5mm
Top: Red Spruce (Torrefied)
Bracing: Friederich style asymmetric fan
Back/Sides: East Indian Rosewood (10 Year Old)
Fret Board: Africam Ebony
Bridge: East Indian Rosewood
Condition: New
Price: CDN$ 5,000 plus shipping and insurance cost.
Trial: Full Refund of Purchase up to 30 Days upon prepaid, undamaged return if purchaser not satisfied.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Firm piano like sound. Good volume, sustain and projection. Good treble volume in higher registers. Bass is strong and firm. Mid ranges very clear. This guitar plays and sounds much like a Friederich which it is somewhat patterned after. Finish is matte french polish.

Features include elevated fret board, compensated nut and saddle and 12 hole bridge tie block.
DF~127 Top Quarter.jpg
DF~127 Back Quarter.jpg
DF~127 Back.jpg
DF~127 Bridge.jpg
DF~127 Rosette.jpg
DF~127 Interior.jpg
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Re: CDN$5,000 Michael Lazar Spruce Classical 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by simonm » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:02 pm

Torrified or not that is a super looking top. I like the matt finish too. Looks like you have been very busy with "Friedrichs" recently. I love the photos. Good luck with the sale.

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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by Michael Lazar » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Thanks for the kind words Simon. Eight of the last 12 guitars I have built during the past 3 years have been based upon the Friederich bracing and I've been really pleased with all of them. One was taken by a prominent teacher at Mount Royal University in Calgary who referred two of his more accomplished students. Another was taken by a prominent teacher at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton who referred another very accomplished student. These Universities both have dedicated guitar performance faculties. My "mission" has always been to make performance quality guitars available to both teachers and students at affordable prices and at least 60 of my guitars have been commissioned through these connections over the past 15 years.

Guitar making has been a source of great satisfaction and has brought purpose to my life since retiring from the banking industry 18 years ago. Through my work as an executive in the Edmonton Guitar Society I've been favored with opportunities to meet and talk with over 100 professional players and I've really enjoyed participating in this forum. Remaining productive, continuing to learn and participating in the classical guitar community makes for a wonderful life I must say. I am very grateful.

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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by Intune » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Beautiful looking guitar, Mick. Congratulations!

Wondering if you doubled the sides, as you sometimes do?

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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by Frederich » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:40 pm

Beautiful guitar, great workmanship. Congratulations!

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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by Michael Lazar » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Intune wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Wondering if you doubled the sides, as you sometimes do?
No, I did not. The doubled sides are, of course, very rigid and the additional mass may block energy loss through the sides thereby increasing volume and sustain. I think that the bass/midrange/treble balance may be improved as well. When the top is attached with tentallones, doubling the sides is more effective I think. The laminated linings that I use seem to impart as much rigidity as doubling the sides and they also add mass in order to dampen the energy loss. I've tried it both ways and the results appear to be similar either way.

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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by mvisscher » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Hey Mick, love the torrified spruce...this guitar looks great!

I may have a home for it, sending you a PM.

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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by richtm » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:01 am

Nice looking guitar... would love to hear a Sound sample
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Re: CA CDN$.5000 Michael Lazar Classical spruce 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Post by Abel Schmitt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:20 pm

I joind richtm queestion: a sound sample, please!!
I like much matt shellac...

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