DG 2005 Eric Monrad Classical Guitar


To purchase, please contact us at or 828-318-4105.

This guitar is brought to you by Dream Guitars

Over the years, we've had a number of guitars pass from Eric Monrad's shop and into ours, each with its own unique flavor. This 2005 Classical, dubbed "Si Puedo" on the label, might be the champion. Utilizing the classic combination of East Indian Rosewood for the back and sides and European Spruce (here with gorgeous bear claw figure) for the top, Monrad is able to offer a classical with excellent balance across all the registers and trebles that are clean and present.

Eric's been building fulltime since 1992, with decades of repair experience before that, so it comes as no surprise that his instruments are all superbly constructed, and have a proclivity towards lasting sustain--this 2005 is resonant enough to start singing as soon as you open its TKL hardshell case. Featuring Monrad's trademark attention to detail, the inlaid binding on the heel and the marquetry along the headstock and around the soundhole are gorgeous, subtle, and tastefully original. Finally, Eric finished this Classical, as he does with all his instruments, with French Polish to ensure the plates are as uninhibited and responsive as possible, and Rodgers tuners custom made to Eric's design.

"Monrad's technique is spot-on, making this guitar capable of subtlety in one passage, and vivaciousness in the next. The low end is particularly rich and complex." - Paul Heumiller, Dream Guitars

Body Size: Medium
Scale: 650 mm (25.6 in.)
Nut Width: 54.1 mm (2.15 in)
String Spacing: 56.9 mm (2.25 in)
Body Length: 19 1/8 in.
Upper Bout: 11 in.
Lower Bout: 14 5/8 in.
Serial #: 45
Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/4 in.
Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 in.
Frets to body: 12

Cutaway: None
Pickguard: None
Case: Hardshell Case - TKL
Pickup: None
Condition: Excellent. Light play wear on the top.

Woods & Trim
Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
Top Wood: European Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck Wood: Cedar
Bridge: Ebony
Rosette: Marquetry
Binding: Claro Walnut
Headplate: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Marquetry
Top Trim: Wood Lines
Fret Markers: None
Tuners: Rodgers
Tuner Finish: Nickel with Ebony Buttons