Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    2006 - number 389

  • Body:

    South american swartzia, rosewood or machaerium - Dark and straight-grained timber with characterful graduations in colour. Without centre-strip to allow the natural beauty of the wood to show through.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a really good silky top with lots of medullary rays carrying a fine-detailed rosette, rosewood bridge with attractive framing to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly-Sloane with dark mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    65 cm - and with 20th fret.

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut. 43 mm string spacing.

  • Condition:

    This guitar has an all-over oil finish.
    In very good condition with only very minor playing wear.
    A deep string whip below the 1st string tie point has been made good by Christopher Dean.

  • Comments:

    Christopher Dean guitars are routinely sought-after because they are consistently excellent. They are commonly starting life with very free and open sound throughout. They are rich and deep with superb bass and clear singing trebles that are clear and rounded.
    This example has a particularly clear and projecting treble combined with his usual musical quality.
    Equally enjoyable for player and listener. Superb instruments in both looks, sound quality, playability and concert strength. An opportunity for a recent Christopher Dean without having to wait his lengthening order period.

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  • Price:
    Sold August 2011. Please enquire for availability of a new one.
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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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