Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxon.

  • Year:

    2019 - number 486. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - beautiful, quarter-sawn, straight grained timber with Hauseresque purfling design to back and sides.
    Body length:- 486mm.
    Top bout:- 275 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 237 mm & 98 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a three-piece top (like many a Torres), chosen with very silky timber, carrying a beautifully-detailed rosette, Hauseresque purfling, rosewood bridge with intonation-adjusted saddle and bone-edged tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers tuning machines with engraved brass side-plates, white rollers and black, jet (lignite gemstone) buttons, all mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    645mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1517 grams

  • Condition:

    In very near-new condition and looking very handsome.

  • Comments:

    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 August 2020
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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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