2016 - number 104. Labelled, dated, numbered & signed by the maker.
East Indian rosewood - dark-coloured and straight-grained timber with fine, single-line purfling and rosewood bindings.
Body length:- 484 mm.
Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
Waist:- 240 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 373 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
All shellac french-polished.
European spruce - a very silky top with a lot of medullary showing. With an attractive geometric rosette, ziricote bridge and bone-edged tie-block capping with decoration matching the rosette central tiles.
Nicolo Alessi HI with Hauser - shaped side-plates and ebony buttons.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard. A Vee-joint connects head and neck.
52 mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing.
New. All shellac french-polished and looking handsome.
James Lister studied at the London Guildhall University under David Whiteman, and then specialised in classical guitar making at Newark College where today he teaches two days per week.
These well-constructed instruments are made in the Spanish tradition with bracing much-influenced by Hermann Hauser. They are clear and bright, well-balanced with a depth of bass from air resonance around F#. Although very new and needing to be played in, this guitar shows much promise. Already the sustain is pleasing and it offers a wide range of tonal variety with good volume. Very well worth considering.
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