Christopher Dean of Oxon

  • Year:

    1990 - signed and numbered 107

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood with a 3-piece back of wood that is dark and of good quality.

  • Front:

    European spruce - with some bearclaw, quite wide-grained and with an aged and ambered colour. Most obviously, this is a double soundhole design; quite similar to ones made in the early 20th century by Francisco Simplicio. Gilbert-style bridge with individual, grooved, metal bridge pins.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly - Irving Sloane with perloid buttons

  • Scale:


  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1713 grams

  • Condition:

    In very good condition. The front has some nail marks and polish scratches either side of main playing area. The back has some polish loss just on one corner which you can see in the photo of the back. Other than that, the rest of the guitar is not far from like new.

  • Comments:

    This is a very respectable concert guitar. The sound character is really very little different from those with the more common soundhole. It has plenty of volume and good balance. The air resonance is a little below G#, like so many guitars and therefore has a familiar balance of bass with some depth to it and a treble that is focussed and bright. Although individual and unusual in style, Christopher is not the first to make in this double soundhole format. So if you seek a good-sounding instrument from a renowned maker and with something a little different, this could be for you.

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2010
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"Having known Miles for many years now I can say with some authority that dealing with him is a pleasure, due largely to my secure feeling that he, like me, has a genuine love of his subject. Over the years I have always been eager to hear feedback from both Miles, and his customers, and this has helped me greatly to bolster my own passion for the guitar and to refine my work ."

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