2005 - number 209 named 'Deborah'. Labelled, numbered, signed and dated by the maker.
Straight-grained East Indian rosewood with single line maple purfling and Philip's twist motif to the back centre-strip.
Body length:- 484mm.
Top bout:- 282 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
Waist:- 237 mm & 96 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 368 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
All shellac french-polished.
European spruce - a characterful bearclaw top with golden, ambered colour, carrying the maker's standard rosette, rosewood bridge and decorated tie-block capping.
Nicolo Alessi tuning machines with engraved, brass, Munich-shaped side-plates with white rollers and ebony buttons.
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.
53mm at the nut with 42mm string spacing.
In very good, well-cared-for condition. The back, sides, neck and head are in near-new condition. The front has a small amount of inoffensive playing marks; much less than is common for a guitar of this year.
Of Series I guitars, Philip says:- "This model name is a reference to my earlier guitars, most of them made up until the late 1990s. This model is still distinct from any of the other models in that it has fan bracing using traditional style braces. I still occasionally make these. The sound is the least loud of all the models but the sound is characterised by a very clear and singing treble."
I find this instrument to have a pleasing depth of bass from its G resonance and although Philip says it is the least loud model, it has a strong voice and normal volume. Overall an extremely pleasing guitar to play and in beautiful condition.
Philip Woodfield - Click here to find out more about this maker
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