Bertrand Ligier of Connaux in southern France

  • Year:

    2014 - number 37.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - of fine, quarter-sawn quality with characterful grain detail. Simple, very fine and elegant fine purfling lines; characteristic of French lutherie. The sides are internally lined with cypress.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.
    Body length:- 486 mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm wide.
    Bottom bout:- 370 mm wide & 97 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - very well quarter-sawn, with extensive showing of medullary rays. The exquisite rosette is one of the most impressive and beautiful that I have seen. Rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block having top decoration harmonised with the rosette.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi - style 11 with Hauser-shaped side-plates with snakewood inlay and snakewood buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1800 grams

  • Condition:

    New - All shellac french-polished.
    An extremely handsome and elegant instrument.

  • Comments:

    Here is a very fine instrument from Bertrand Ligier who is clearly a talented and determined maker. He is achieving a high level of fine craftsmanship that many makers fail to achieve in a lifetime. With clear influences from Robert Bouchet, there are also design and aesthetic reminders of Dominique Field and Jean-Noël Rohé.
    The sound character of this guitar is similarly strong, clear, bright, focussed with good projection. Immediately impressive, it has the energy of some modern construction instruments but with greater facility for tone variety.
    A really good instrument and an opportunity to have one from a maker clearly going places.

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  • Price:
    Sold December 2014. Another one shall be available in 2015.
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