mid 2009 - number 205.
East Indian Rosewood - dark with very beautiful shades of colour. Purflings and decorative lines in pale-green closely following Hauser's details. Shellec french-polished that draws great beauty from the surface of the wood
European spruce of super quality - well quarter-sawn, lots of silky figuring, fabulous lightly-tanned colour and polished to very high standard. Beautifully executed Hauser rosette and matching double purflings. Slim rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl dot on each bridge wing.
52mm at the nut
Note - this is a recent, pre-owned guitar (that we originally sold in 2009), with some playing marks.
All shellac french-polished.
Simon Ambridge guitars have an immediate 'wow' factor as soon as you open the case lid. This model is very closely based on a 1940 Hauser guitar currently located in London and very similar to the one which Julian Bream had for many years. With a mass within a few grams of the original and a body resonance down around E, the sound is deep and Hauser-like as you would expect. It is immediately lively with deep bass and particularly clear and incisive trebles that are sustaining and well-balanced with the middle and lower registers. Volume and projection is very good. All round these are high class instruments where the quality of the materials, craftsmanship, playability and sound all come together in a fine and very handsome concert guitar.
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