|Comments||Here is a fine 2000 Michael F Lazar classical guitar.
Michael Lazar is a builder — and ex-banker — living and working in St. Albert, Alberta. He discovered a passion for classical guitars and began building classical guitars around 1980. Since retiring from banking in 2000, has focused on guitar construction.
Lazar has a set of well-defined objectives when building instruments – including tone, balanced voicing, playability, volume, and duriability – and also focuses on intonation. Consequently, his instruments feature compensated nuts and saddles in an effort to bring as many notes into tune as possible.
This example is signed and dated to 12/2000 and is in good condition. The french polish finish is very light, which minimizes damping effects on the instruments’ vibration. The back is a very attractive piece of Cocobolo, a Central American hardwood frequently used in place of Brazilian rosewood.
|Serial Number||C 32, and signed 12/2000; this instrument was built during December 2000 in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.|
|Pricing||$2500 CAD including hardshell case. SOLD|
|Neck||Spanish cedar neck with unbound ebony fingerboard, 650mm scale length, 52mm nut width.|
|Frets||Very light wear.|
|Body||Cocobolo back and sides, spruce top. Ebony bridge. This instrument is built in the tradiitional ‘Spanish’ construction, with the body sides slipping into slots on the neck block. The top uses a fan bracing pattern. There is a small non-structural crack on the back.|
|Finish||French polish finish for minimum tone restrictions. There is some finish breakdown in some areas such as around the rosette and bridge; however the french polishing technique is more accepting of finish maintenance than many others.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold tuners, compensated saddle and nut.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and cleanly, with well-articulated voice and plenty of volume.|
|Case||Hardshell case included|
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