Case

CON1495

Manuel Rodriguez Manuel Jr. Rio Exotic 645 Preowned

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

The Manuel Rodriguez Manuel Jr. Rio Classical Guitar is the embodiment of 3 generations dedicated to the art and science of crafting Flamenco and Classical guitars. The care and attention to detail is evident, from the unique headstock to the colorful wood rosette. This Rodriguez Guitar is hand-crafted by Manuel Jr. himself and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.

The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of the Manuel Jr. Rio is carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity. For the top of the Manuel Jr. Rio, Rodriguez has chosen solid Canadian cedar for its unique tonal qualities. The body is made of solid Madagascar rosewood, harvested in the 1950s. Intricate body binding surrounds the back and front, while a multi-colored wood rosette adorns the soundhole. These elements exhibit the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez guitar. For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduras as preferred over heavy mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduras Cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement caused as a result of the aging of the guitar.

This preowned model is in superb condition, with very little playwear, great buzz-free action and stunning tonewoods. The tone is sonorous and piano-like, with deep, rich bass with superb clarity, and a responsive feel that is capable of incredible dynamic range. Old-growth timbers always have a more refined, nuanced tone, and this beautiful classical guitar showcases it's fabulous timbers beautifully. Includes original hardshell case.

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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