2013 - number 431.
East Indian rosewood - dark and straight-grained with lovely colour variations and matching purflings to back and sides. All shellac french-polished.
Canadian cedar of very fine quality - a beautifully book-matched top with character and a lot of medullary rays, showing it to be well quarter-sawn. Rosewood bridge having bone-framed tie-block.
Rodgers tuning machines with handsome engraved, brass sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard plus 20th fret for the 1st & 2nd strings.
52mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.
New. This is a strikingly handsome instrument with dark front and crisp rosette. The head shape is a little different from previous.
All shellac french-polished.
Christopher Dean's guitars need little introduction of course. Mainly making with spruce fronts, Christopher produces one like this with cedar top occasionally - but when he does so ... Boy - are they good! Having the richness, warmth and strength of cedar they also have by design or instinct, the clarity and sustain more commonly associated with spruce.
This is an immediately impressive performance instrument full of expressive musical potential, energy and projection, beautifully-made and very handsome.
There you have 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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