2012 - number 139
East Indian rosewood - lovely stuff with very attractive, dark colours and framed very well with elegant purflings and bindings.
European spruce of very high quality, carrying a most beautiful, geometric rosette design and rosewood bridge with an intonation-compensated saddle
Rodgers with brass sideplates and black horn buttons.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut
New, pristine - as straight from the maker's bench.
An extremely handsome instrument.
The first thing that strikes you is the beauty of the details and the simply outstanding high level of David Rouse's craftsmanship as shown in the rosette and purflings for example. This is a standard of British luthery to be very proud of.
This guitar is very comfortable to play and has a pleasing feel and balance about it. It has good depth of bass, a strong centre and a clear, projecting treble. Obviously very new, it starts with a pleasing fullness of tone throughout and great promise for opening out into a fine instrument.
David Rouse - Click here to find out more about this maker