1961 - number 224. Labelled, stamped, numbered and dated by the maker.
Straight-grained, quarter-sawn rosewood with very fine, twinned purfling lines and rosewood bindings.
Body length:- 495 mm.
Top bout:- 288 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
Waist:- 243 mm & 95 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
Fine-grained, European spruce carrying the famed Fleta rosette, rosewood bridge with tie-block capping mosaic decoration, slim purfling lines and rosewood bindings. Internally, the top has 9 fan-struts with closing bars, a second angled harmonic bar and a shallow bridge plate.
Original Fusteros with engraved brass side-plates. (Temporarily replaced by a set of hall-marked silver Rodgers with ebony buttons)
65cm scale with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
50mm with 41.5mm string spacing
This guitar is in fine performance playing condition.
The front has a pair of cracks each 25mm from the side of the fingerboard; glued externally but no sign inside. There is one further glued crack right down on the wing of the treble side of the bottom bout. Some finish has been re-polished or over-polished.
This guitar has was used in recordings by Danish duo Michala Petri (recorder) & Lars Hannibal (guitar) - who performed with this guitar from late 2003.
The spruce Fleta guitars from the late 1950's to the mid 1960's are rated by many as the finest of this maker. The bass is so focussed, crisp and clear and the treble sings with great clarity also; truly a super instrument.
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