2013 - number 429. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.
East Indian rosewood - very attractive, straight-grained timber with fine-detailed purfling and rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished.
European spruce - another fine quality, characterful top with lots of medullary rays over the whole front, carrying a fine-detailed rosette, matching purflings and rosewood bridge with attractive bone framing to the tie-block. The front is shellac french-polished.
Waverly-Sloane leaf pattern with ebony buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.
52mm with 42.5 mm string spacing
This Christopher Dean guitar, about one year old, is a reluctant sale on behalf of its owner. It is in excellent condition; with just three or four marks, it can be described as in near-new condition.
Christopher Dean guitars are very popular due to their consistently appealing musicality and richness yet clarity of tone.
This one has a lovely deep voice ( with air resonance between F & F#) and a clear, rounded treble that is really quite open for a one year old instrument. The balance is really good and like many Dean guitars, very responsive to right hand tone change.
Equally enjoyable for player and listener; amateur or professional, these are super instruments in both looks, tone quality, playability and concert strength.
So this is an opportunity for an impressive Christopher Dean without having to wait his lengthening order period.
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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