2011 - new
East Indian Rosewood - straight-grained and dark with very beautiful shades of colour and framed with attractive centre strip & purflings with snakewood highlights. Shellac french-polished that draws great beauty from the surface of the wood
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.
Rodgers with engraved brass sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons.
65cm. 19 frets.
52mm at the nut.
New and absolutely superb in feel and appearance.
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 around F#, the sound is deep and somewhat Hauser-like. At the same time, the first and second strings, for a new guitar, 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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