2010 - number 411
Indian rosewood - very high quality, straight-grained with rich colour variations and attractive purflings - nicely polished too.
European Spruce - an unusual cut selection but one that the maker noticed to have the right weight and stiffness to give excellent acoustic performance. Geometric rosette from woods of natural colours. Rosewood bridge.
Nicolo Alessi with brass, engraved sideplates and ebony buttons
52mm at the nut
New. All shellac french-polished.
A further example of Stephen Frith's craft - a responsive, Hauseresque instrument, quite light in weight, with influences from extensive study with José & Liam Romanillos. Depth of bass comes from the F body resonance yet it has a productive, well-balanced, interesting treble with clarity, sweetness and sustain. Stephen's guitars offer a wide range of sound from rich deep tasto to bright ponticellos.These are really very good instruments, very comfortable to play and still at a very reasonable price.
Stephen Frith - Click here to find out more about this maker