Simon Ambridge of Dartington

  • Year:

    2011 - number 224. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian Rosewood - straight-grained and dark with very beautiful shades of colour and framed with attractive centre strip & purfling. Shellac french-polished that draws great beauty from the surface of the wood.
    Body length:- 484mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 91 mm deep.
    Waist:- 237 mm & 93 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 94 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a really characterful top with lots of medullary rays showing it to be well-quarter-sawn. A really beautiful rosette with matching purflings and very elegant rosewood bridge with bone-edged and decorated tie-block capping.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers L179 pattern with engraved brass sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1426 grams

  • Condition:

    In lovely original condition with normal, minor playing and handling marks - the worst of which is a little rash of shirt button marks on the back where it leans against the chest.

  • Comments:

    The physical beauty of Simon Ambridge guitars hits you the moment you open the case. The choice of materials for the details and the supreme level of craftsmanship is very striking. With a body resonance between F & F#, the sound is deep and somewhat Hauser-like. At the same time, the first and second strings, simply sing out resulting in an overall balance that is excellent. Volume and projection is also very good. All round this is another high class instrument 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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  • Price:
    GBP5,200 with Hiscox case. No VAT to add to the listed price of this commission-sale item
  • AVAILABILITY
    IN STOCK
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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