Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon

  • Year:

    Late 2011 - number 417 - Hauser replica. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - with attractive colour variations and precise, Hauseresque purflings and centre-strip decoration.
    Mahogony neck with vee-joint head connection.
    Body length:- 483mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 235 mm & 94 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    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 Hauser-shaped engraved brass sideplates, white rollers and creamy ivoroid buttons, mounted on the rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut with 42.5mm string spacing - as often found on 51 or 52mm neck widths

  • Weight:

    1402 grams

  • Condition:

    In original condition, with normal playing and handling marks.
    A very handsome instrument. All shellac french polished.

  • Comments:

    This is a very fine guitar - a replica of a Hermann Hauser I made by Christopher Dean of which he has made just a handful. I like this one for its authentic feel and sound; disstinctly different from Christopher's regular 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 May 2016
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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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