1995 - number 067. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.
East Indian rosewood of good quality with characterful grain pattern either side of the back centre-strip.
Body length = 477 mm.
Width of top bout = 272mm
Width of waist = 230mm
Width of bottom bout = 357mm
All shellac french-polished.
European spruce - a silky top with a lot of medullary figuring and an ambered colour. The fine-detailed, Torres-like rosette is lovely. Slender rosewood bridge with decorated tie-block capping. Shellac french-polished.
Rodgers L111 tuning machines with Hauser-shape side-plates, white rollers and mother-of-pearl buttons.
64cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.
51mm at the nut with 42mm string spacing.
This guitar has been very well cared-for by its owner who had this instrument from new. There are no repairs, no cracks and no re-polishing. Apart from one small, deep mark visible on the front, the playing and handling marks are very minor.
Simon Ambridge guitars; even the earlier ones, display high class and a sense of good style. The decoration such as the rosette and purfling is fine-detailed and very tasteful.
With an air resonance around G, the guitar has a warm sound with pleasing depth of bass and a smooth, refined, sweet treble. It is well-balanced and with its 64cm scale length, is very comfortable to play.
A lovely traditional guitar in fully original, very good condition.
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