SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

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SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Archibal » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:10 pm

- Type / luthier: Concert classical, Manuel Contreras Sr
- Model : Concierto 1a Especial, Double Tapa
- Year of construction: 1987
- Scale length (mm): 650 mm
- Nut width (mm): 53 mm
- Top: High quality red cedar
- Bracing: Curved bracing!!
- Back / Sides: Brazilian rosewood (comes with CITE)
- Tuners: Fustero, gold finish with pearloid buttons
- Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood, with Inlay
- Fingerboard: Ebony and cedar neck
- Sound: Spanish warm, rich with volume, yet clear as a bell
- Condition: Very good condition, few barely noticeable minor marks
- Case: Yes, hardshell, original
- Price: EUR 3500
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes
- Location: Sweden, Stockholm

I'm very conflicted about selling….but I need cash for guitar building project!!

So here is an exquisite Contreras 1987 1a Double Tapa from Manuel Contreras Sr. built at the summit of his oeuvre.

Dark Brazilian Rosewood sides and back and an exceptional high quality Red Cedar top. The guitar has curved bracing, to make the struts stronger/(fewer) to enhance the top vibration.
The Double Top Tapa (that’s a double back and not a double top!) made by Manuel Contreras I, integrates a cedar layer on the rosewood back in order to add projection and volume. The guitar is in extremely good condition and I bought it from the 1st owner. The sound is warm and rich, yet clear (and loud) as a bell.

Selling with CITE doc’s

And I hope that the low price is set for a quick sale
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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by rinneby » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:29 pm

Very nice, good luck with the sale.

/Jon
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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by singlechange » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Ditto on a very nice and clean looking guitar.
It's always helpful to prospective buyer to know what the action is on the 12th fret for low and high E.
Archibal, I'm sure it will sell so good luck. Robert A.
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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Kent » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Great price for a "Classic"

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Archibal » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 pm

singlechange wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Ditto on a very nice and clean looking guitar.
It's always helpful to prospective buyer to know what the action is on the 12th fret for low and high E.
Archibal, I'm sure it will sell so good luck. Robert A.
Yes of course, missed that. The action on the first string is 3 mm and 4.5 for the sixth. Thanks for your thought

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Archibal » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:04 pm

rinneby wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Very nice, good luck with the sale.

/Jon
Thanks Jon. I hope it would go….I have some really exciting (read; expensive) guitar building project coming on next year, so unfortunately need the cash.

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by zarahn » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:49 am

That's a beauty!

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Archibal » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:18 am

zarahn wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:49 am
That's a beauty!
Thanks Zarahn, And the sound is lovely. Have a nice weekend //A

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by xjb1973 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:37 am

l am interested.can you give me your Email?I want to talk with you.thanks
James

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Archibal » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:59 pm

xjb1973 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:37 am
l am interested.can you give me your Email?I want to talk with you.thanks
James
Hi James please send your contact details in PM (here in this site) and I will send you my contact details in reply, thanks

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by richtm » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:17 pm

Really a nice one- good luck with the sales.... :wink:
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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by bogdan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:47 pm

A beauty, indeed and at a great price, too.
I love Contreras guitars. I already have two of them, otherwise I would have jumped at the opportunity.
Good luck with your sale!

Bogdan

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Re: SE €.3500 Manuel Contreras Sr, Concierto 1a Especial Doble Tapa, cedar 1987, Stockholm

Post by Archibal » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:05 am

Thanks guys for your comments.
I hope my price is "greate". At least I have already 3 potential buyers, but still no confirm deal. And I guess my location, in the “outskirts” of the European map :wink: , is a drawback for testing. Hoping for the best!

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