Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    Late 2011 - number 418

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - with attractive colour variations and precise, Hauseresque purflings and centre-strip decoration.
    Mahogony neck with vee-joint head connection.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    Swiss, bearclaw spruce with grain character typical as is often found on Hauser I instruments. Elegant-shaped rosewood bridge with bone front edge and back strips. Fine detail, 1937 Hauser pattern rosette and sage-coloured double purflings.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi with creamy ivoroid buttons, Hauser-shaped engraved brass sideplates mounted on the rosewood-faced head

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut with 42mm string spacing - as often found on 51 or 52mm neck widths

  • Weight:

    1445 grams

  • Condition:

    Virtually as new - one very shallow, fine scratch in the polish only on the edge of the front and a few really tiny marks. Looks beautiful.
    All shellac french polished.

  • Comments:

    This is a simply lovely guitar - a replica of a Hermann Hauser I made by Christopher Dean of which he has made just a handful. I like this one even more than the last one we had.
    This is distinctly different from Christopher's standard concert guitar and has close resemblance in feel and sound to the Hausers on which it is based. The air resonance is down near F and has a tone range that is a little different. The bass is profound, the centre is strong and the first string has a full, sweet and singing quality.
    Really quite a special and very handsome guitar with a glorious range of sound.

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  • Price:
    Sold October 2012. Please enquire for other Christopher Dean guitars.
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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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