Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    2006 - number 357. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - high quality, straight-grained timber with lovely purfling design and rosewood bindings. The sides are lined with mahogony.
    Body length:- 490mm.
    Top bout:- 282 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 244 mm & 101 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 371 mm wide & 100 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a really outstanding, silky top with lots of medullary rays all over the front, carrying a fine-detailed rosette, rosewood bridge with attractive mother-of-pearl with bone framing to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers tuning machines with engraved brass sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons. Mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard - and 20th fret for the 1st string.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1715 grams

  • Condition:

    This instrument is in very pleasing condition; no cracks or repairs and with minimal playing or handling marks. Very handsome and attractive.

  • Comments:

    Christopher Dean guitars are commonly sought-after because of their consistent high quality. They are rich and deep with superb bass and clear singing trebles that are lyrical and rounded.
    This example has a warm sound from its G air resonance, combined with a clear and projecting treble. It comes across as a strong, loud guitar with very good balance, tonal variety and good separation of voices.
    Equally enjoyable for player and listener. Superb instruments in both looks, sound quality, playability and concert strength. Having been used carefully for years by a good player, it is beautifully played-in.
    All together lovely.

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  • Price:
    Sold November 2017
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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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