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-2007 GREG BYERS Lattice braced

Posted By Rafael Elizondo (Elizondo) Sr, Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Classical Guitar - 2007 GREG BYERS Lattice braced*

Scale : 650mm*

Origin: USA*

Top: Cedar*

Back and side: Madagascar*

Tuners: Graf*


Elevated fingerboard: YES

Number: 207 date 11/5/2007

Instrument Description: 2007 Greg Byers concert classical guitar. The top is cedar with sides and back of Madagascar rosewood. Tuning machines are by Graf Tuners of Canada. The guitar is finished in French polished shellac. The scale length is 650mm with a nut width of 52mm. This guitar is made in the USA. 

Instrument Condition: This guitar is in very good condition with no cracks or structural damage evident. There are a few areas of light dings and scratches on the top, mainly below the soundhole and behind the bridge, but this is considered normal playing wear and does not devalue the guitar considerably. The back has no cracks or repairs, but does have one relatively large area in the center, upper bout of the guitar, about 6” in diameter, where the finish is severely worn. This is due to the guitar being played many hours and the instrument coming in contact with the player in this area. It does not change the sound one bit, but devalues the guitar due to its appearance. The rest of the finish on the back is in fine condition with a few very fine, light scratches.All finish wear on the top and back can be touched up relatively easily and made to look "like new” for under $1,000. It’s my opinion that this will also increase the value of the instrument by about that much.

Instrument Appraisal by John Silva (trilogyguitars): This guitar, owned by Rafael Elizondo, is an excellent example of Greg Byers "newer generation” of guitars which stray just a bit from traditional with his use of lattice bracing and an elevated fingerboard. Greg is considered one of the most popular and top American luthiers at this time, and he has made about 300 classical guitars to date. His waiting list extends for over two years.The sound of this particular instrument is very well balanced with excellent separation of voices. The response is very fast and the tone is quite beautiful and open. The instrument is quite powerful and would suit any recording or concertizing guitarist quite well. 

The current value of this classical guitar in new condition is  $12,950.00.

please contact me for more details, the guitar is in the San Diego area.

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