1969 Manouk Papazian Classical Guitar (SOLD)
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  • Year: 1969
  • Soundboard: European spruce
  • Back and sides: Old growth, straight grain Brazilian Rosewood
  • Finish: French Polish
  • Tuners: New 2013 Irving Sloane tuners with ultra smooth bearings
  • Scale Length: 650mm
  • Body style: Papazian standard similar to a Hauser, Romanillos or other smaller body.
  • Nut Width: 51mm
  • Condition: near mint
  • Frets: leveled, re-crowned and in perfect condition
  • Sound: rich, dark, old school sound with great sustain and tonal contrast–typical of Papazian’s 1960s guitars.
  • Action: set to medium (5/32″ approx 4mm bass, and 4/32″ approx. 3mm treble at 12th fret). Break angle at bridge is excellent and action can be raised or lowered if desired.
  • Neck: very straight and stable neck. Playability is great and the neck size is very comfortable and small. This is a great instrument for someone with small hands–very easy to play.
  • Comes with an older wooden archtop case with grey Brune case bag.
  • Price: $6000 shipping included. (PRICE REDUCTION: $4600)
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  • NOTE: Most of Manouk’s stock guitars are in bad shape. They generally have necks that need to be reset, horrible original Kolb tuners, original finish crazing, bridges coming unglued. He also made several later models with Bolivian rosewood which are nothing like the Brazilian rosewood on this guitar. So, you may find one for cheaper, but it could be a lemon. This one has been fully checked out and all the original issues have been fixed and it’s in near mint condition.