Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    2015 - number 447. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - with a very attractive straight-grained back having a more red colour centre section. Double line maple purfling and rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Front:

    European spruce - another fine quality, very silky top with lots of medullary rays over the whole front, carrying a fine-detailed rosette, Hauseresque purflings and rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block. The front is shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with Hauser-shaped sideplates

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard with cedar neck.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm with 42.5 mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1408 grams

  • Condition:

    In lovely condition - just a few very small marks.

  • Comments:

    Christopher Dean guitars are very popular due to their consistently appealing musicality and richness yet clarity of tone.
    This one has a lovely deep voice (with air resonance around F) and a clear, rounded treble that shows much promise for a brand new instrument. The balance is really good and like many Dean guitars, very responsive to right hand tone change.
    Equally enjoyable for player and listener; amateur or professional, these are super instruments in both looks, tone quality, playability and concert strength.
    So this is an opportunity for an impressive Christopher Dean without having to wait his lengthening order period.

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  • Price:
    Sold June 2016
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

"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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