Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    2016 - number 461. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - with very attractive, well-aged timber with delightful purfling design to back and sides.
    Body length:- 486mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 242 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 368 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Front:

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

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved brass side-plates, white rollers and white mother-of-pearl oval buttons

  • Scale:

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

  • Neck Width:

    52mm with 44 mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1490 grams

  • Condition:

    New, pristine and looking very handsome.

  • Comments:

    This guitar has been reserved for a well-known professional because it is genuinely one of the best new Christopher Dean guitars we have ever come across. It is now available because of strife in the intended buyer's country.
    The choice of many professionals, Christopher Dean guitars are internationally 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 immense 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 February 2018.
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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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