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Alan Chapman "Titi" Spruce/EIR Classical Guitar #180 - Used  From Other

A beautiful combination of European Spruce and East Indian Rosewood.


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What We Think

Condition: Used, Very Good

Blooming bass, direct mids and silky-smoth treble response, created by the combo of spruce top with bookmatched East Indian rosewood, set this nylon-string beauty apart. The mahogany neck is a shallow-D profile and fits right in the hand. A gorgeous vintage player's guitar.

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Manufacturer's Description from Other

"The number 180 means that the guitar was made in January of 1980. It was named for Titi Amadeo, the maker of my teacher’s guitar....Hugh Geoghegan, who studied with Julian Bream. The back and sides are East Indian Rosewood, the neck is Mahogany, and the top is a four piece European spruce. I was self taught as a builder with none of the specialized tools available today.....but the joinery was solid and some of the guitars from this period sounded pretty good!  The rosette is all natural, undyed wood. It is based on a mosaic from the floor of St. Sophia in Istanbul. Each row of the pattern is tapered so that it works into a circle and looks continuous."

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: "Titi"

Serial: 180

Year: 1980

Top: Four Piece European Spruce

Back/Sides: East Indian Rosewood

Scale length: 650mm

Neck: Mahogany

Neck width: 53mm

Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood

Bridge: East Indian Rosewood

Nut/Saddle: Bone

Rosette: Natural Undyed Wood

Body Depth: 4"

Case: Hardshell