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Simon Ambridge of Dartington, Devon

  • Year:

    2008. Hommage to Hermann Hauser 1940 guitar.

  • Body:

    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

  • Front:

    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 top to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    David Rodgers tuners with plain Hauser-style sideplates, following the original - and white mother-of-pearl buttons..

  • Scale:


  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut

  • Condition:

    New and simply exquisite in feel and appearance

  • Comments:

    This Simon Ambridge guitar has an immediate 'wow' factor as soon as you open the case lid. It is very closely based on the 1940 Hauser guitar which Julian Bream currently has and its weight for example is within 6 grams of the original. With a body resonance down at F, 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 this is a high class instrument where the quality of the materials, craftsmanship, playability and sound all come together in a fine and very handsome concert guitar.

    Simon Ambridge - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold September 2008. Please enquire for next one due June 2009.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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