Bertrand Ligier of Connaux in southern France

  • Year:

    2015 - number 46.

  • Body:

    Pau Ferro (Machaerium scleroxylon) ; sometimes called Morado or Bolivian rosewood (though it is not a true rosewood). Very attractive tonewood timber, mainly straight-grained with some sapwood to the lower bout extremities. The mid-brown colour is similar to many rosewood boards. With double, fine line purfling and rosewood bindings.
    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 and some bearclaw figuring. The exquisite rosette is one of the most impressive and beautiful that I have seen. Rosewood bridge with bone-capped tie-block.

  • 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.

  • Condition:

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

  • Comments:

    Here is another 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, with full bass (G air resonance), a treble that is 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 June 2015. Please enquire for the next available new one.
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