Christopher Dean of Kingham, Oxfordshire

  • Year:

    2013 - number 436 completed in 2014. Labelled, numbered signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - straight-grained with pleasing colour, attractive purflings and beautifully shellac french-polished.
    Body length:- 475 mm.
    Top bout:- 272 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 232 mm
    Bottom bout:- 357 mm wide & 95 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce of characterful and silky quality, carrying a lovely rosette design, Hauseresque purfling, rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block

  • Tuners:

    David Rodgers tuners with attractive engraved sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    64cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1384 grams

  • Condition:

    New and with immediate visual appeal.
    All shellac french polished.

  • Comments:

    We are pleased to be able to offer another of Christopher Dean's guitars; this time one with 64 cm scale length. With some influences from the early 20th century makers such as Santos Hernandez, Manuel Ramirez and Hauser, creeping into his design, this guitar has a depth of bass and sweet, purity of treble characteristic of that period.
    Christopher's instruments always seem to start life with very free and open sound and with a very musical, characterful quality combined with good strength and projection; equally enjoyable for player and listener.
    This one instantly springs into life and offers a richness and depth in the bass department with a lyrical sustaining treble. The 64 cm scale offers greater left hand comfort without any loss of strength of sound.
    It's just a lovely instrument waiting for its first owner.

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  • Price:
    Sold March 2014. Please enquire for the next available ones.
    + 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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