2012 - number 419 - flamenco
Spanish cypress - straight-grained, colourful and characterful wood which Christopher had in store for many years waiting for the day to make a fine flamenco guitar. 3-piece back with simple yet elegant purflings and contrasting rosewood bindings. Shellac french-polished.
European spruce - light and silky, carrying a lovely new rosette design, rosewood bridge with bone-capped tie-block, clear golpeador.
Fustero with engraved, 'plata vieja' sideplates and ivoroid buttons.
655mm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut
1260 grams - very light, but just right for a high-class flamenco
New .... and gorgeous - with highly attractive wood and restrained, tasteful decoration.
All shellac french polished.
Having seen recently some top-level flamencos guitars of Manuel Reyes, Marcelo Barbero, Jose Ramirez & Gerundino ... and inspired by a fine local flamenco player, Christopher has produced this flamenco guitar - and what a peach!
This is not a Christopher Dean cypress classical but a true flamenco guitar that is light as a feather and with a sound that has all the guts, quick release of sound, explosive character and plaintive quality that you hope for in a flamenco.
With very high quality materials, Rodgers tuners, beautiful workmanship and tasteful design, this is a truly super instrument that should appeal to both players and aficionados that recognise beautiful craft when they see it.
Christopher Dean - Click here to find out more about this maker
"Having known Miles for many years now I can say with some authority that dealing with him is a pleasure, due largely to my secure feeling that he, like me, has a genuine love of his subject. Over the years I have always been eager to hear feedback from both Miles, and his customers, and this has helped me greatly to bolster my own passion for the guitar and to refine my work ."
Christopher Dean | Classical Guitar Maker
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