2002 - no 162. Signed by the maker.
Arched, braceless construction with solid south american rosewood - dark and very beautiful wood. Contrasting bindings in a paler wood. All lacquer-finished but done very well.
European spruce - well quarter-sawn showing lots of medullary figuring and with very even and narrow grain. Intricate geometric rosette and stained padauk bridge. The colour is from the yellow in the lacquer finish.
Schaller with ebony buttons
51mm at the nut
In excellent condition; really well looked-after.
Apart from two or three small marks on the front up by the neck, the whole guitar looks like new.
This is a fine Australian guitar; typical in that it is quite heavy, with the arched, braceless back, lattice-top contruction - but with spruce not cedar. With an air resonace around F, this guitar has depth, is rich and has some darkness about the sound. The middle and treble are also strong with a rounded, quite sweet sound - and lots of power of course. Having seen quite a few John Price guitars, I can say I like this one much more than many. So - for a lattice guitar of a renowned maker, this is a good one and in near new condition.
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