This guitar was custom built for me by James White so I am the only owner of this instrument. The construction was based on the build of a Hauser I 1937. James named this guitar "Melissa" after the Allman Brothers song "Sweet Melissa."

-640 scale (standard is 650)
-Engelmann German Spruce top.
-Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.
-Lacewood headstock design.
-Alessi Tuners
-Hauser I 1937 rosette.
Shipping: I will ship the guitar in a Guardian hard shell case.
Condition: I marked the condition as Good because there are signs of wear on the right side of the strings where the guitarists' nails sit. There are small cracks on the back due to dry winter weather, however, the sound has never diminished and there is no buzzing. I have had luthiers look at the cracks and they recommend that I make sure to keep the guitar properly humidified but there is no need for repair. These cracks typically close up as the seasons change from winter to spring in New York. The headstock has a layer of lacewood on both sides for design. The wood is not so resilient to weather changes so there is some wear around the edges. 

This instrument has served me incredibly well through my undergraduate and graduate studies in classical guitar performance. I am currently working towards my doctorate in guitar and have graduated to a Sergio Abreu guitar. Feel free to ask any questions about my experience with these instruments. 

I hope to find a new home for this guitar so that it can serve another guitarist in the same way it has for me :)

Listed4 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • James White
  • Classical Guitar No.160 "Melissa"
  • Spruce
  • 2016
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  • United States

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