Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    2015 - number 453. 'After Antonio de Torres'.

  • Body:

    Spanish cypress - straight-grained timber with a simple rosewood back centre-strip and bindings. All french-polished to high standard.
    Body length:- 483 mm
    Top bout:- 263 mm wide & 87 mm deep.
    Waist:- 221 mm & 90 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 348 mm wide & 91 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European bearclaw spruce - a lightweight, yet stiff top carrying a beautiful Torres-like rosette, refined and delicate purfling and slim, rosewood bridge. All shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly-Sloane leaf pattern tuners with white rollers and ivoroid buttons.

  • Scale:

    645mm with 19 frets on a rosewood fingerboard (as Torres used)

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut with 41mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1125 grams

  • Condition:

    In very good condition - some tiny larks if you look closely. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    This is a lovely instrument, made much in the Torres style and in a spontaneous moment of creativity.
    Being light in weight like the originals, it has impressive depth of bass from an air resonance nearer E flat than E, combined with a treble that is quick, spontaneous and rounded.
    Not only is the weight and physical balance so similar to originals but the sound has that character too.
    In looks, playability and sound, it is really lovely and from Christopher's output, a one-off.

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  • Price:
    Re-sold September 2018
    + 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 ."

Christopher Dean | Classical Guitar Maker

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