Bertrand Ligier of Connaux in southern France

  • Year:

    2016 - number 53. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - of fine, quarter-sawn quality with characterful grain detail and colour variety including near-red hues. Simple, very fine and elegant fine purfling lines; characteristic of French lutherie.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.
    Body length:- 486 mm.
    Top bout:- 279 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 237 mm wide & 104 mm deep..
    Bottom bout:- 369 mm wide & 100 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - very well quarter-sawn, with extensive showing of medullary rays. Carrying a new rosette design in hommage to Bouchet - one of the most impressive and fine-detailed that I have seen. Rosewood bridge with bone-capped tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi - style 11 with Hauser-shaped side-plates with ebony inlay and ebony buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51.5 mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1703 grams

  • Condition:

    New - All shellac french-polished.
    An extremely handsome and elegant instrument.

  • Comments:

    Here is a very fine instrument from Bertrand Ligier who is clearly a talented and determined maker. He is achieving a high level of fine craftsmanship that many makers fail to achieve in a lifetime. With clear influences from Robert Bouchet, there are also design and aesthetic reminders of Dominique Field and Jean-Noël Rohé.
    The sound character of this guitar is similarly strong, clear, bright, focussed with good projection. Immediately impressive, it has the energy of some modern construction instruments but with greater facility for tone variety.
    A really good instrument and an opportunity to have one from a maker clearly going places.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2016. Please enquire for the next new one.
  • AVAILABILITY
    SOLD
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