2012 Sasha Radicic BirdsEye Maple Classical Guitar
Pulled from the Vault. (NOS)
Torres style classical with radical Birdseye Maple back and sides handcut by Sasha, himself.
This is a sensational set of wood folks.
Extremely fine European spruce top.
The entire instrument is French polished with Sasha's special golden blend ~ so called German Stock.
All the marquetry, to the ultra detailed design on the headstock, to the back center strip, to the top and side purfling, to the rosette, are all painstakingly handmade & inlaid by Sasha.
The rosette woods are Maple, Cherry, & Ebony.
The checker marquetry is comprised of Maple & Rosewood.
The neck is high quality Honduran Mahogany.
Irving Sloane gold plated tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons; 35 mm white roller spacing.
The Brazilian Rosewood bridge has gold Mother-of-Pearl slotting diamond wing inlays.
Ebony fingerboard with Ebony binding & Holland medium frets.
Comfortable 1 7/8" nut width.
The body is bound in Bolivian Rosewood.
Traditional seven fan bracing inside - Torres style. This is an extraordinary concert level classical guitar.
Nut Width: 1 7/8"
Scale Length: 650mm
Frets to Body: 12
Sasha started with the art of Spanish and classical guitar making in the beautiful environment of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 23 years ago. Due to the war in 1992, he and his wife fled to Germany.An incredible touch of luck lead them to rent an apartment only two floors above the "MUSIK HARTWIG" company, where Sasha was privileged to work alongside the owner, Mr. Kurt Hartwig. Sasha spent six years working as a luthier there.When the German laws would no longer permit them to stay in Germany, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he, his wife and their daughter currently live.Radicic guitars are made from the finest woods, e.g., at least fifteen-year-old European spruce for tops. For backs and sides, several different types of wood are available -- Indian Rosewood, European Maple which is always figured, or Spanish Cypress for the Flamenco sound. Occasionally Brazilian rosewood is utilized. Necks are usually formed out of Mahogany, and fingerboards of Ebony.The spectacular rosettes on Sasha's guitars are a custom feature, and completely hand-made, which means one wooden ring or other design at a time.Radicic's classicals are based on Torres. He is striving for a very "Spanish" sound - very responsive, very vibrant and bright. Sasha wants to return to that sound from several hundred years ago, fabulously clean, yet lyrical. His classicals are finished with French Polish. One of his students counted the coats one day - 150 coats were hand applied by Sasha to one guitar.