David Pelter of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

  • Year:

    2016-009. Labelled, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Three-piece back and sides of quarter-sawn, black chacate (Guibourtia conjugate) - a sustainable timber from Mozambique similar to, but lighter than, African blackwood. The sides are lined with maple.

  • Front:

    This is a Alaskan red cedar-Nomex-cedar double-top instrument with spruce-only (no carbon fibre) lattice bracing. The double top design with Nomex follows the design of Gernot Wagner & Matthias Dammann. The light lattice bracing is also aimed at volume and speed of sound release whilst trying to retain as much traditional sound as possible.
    With African blackwood bridge and bindings, triple line blue/white/blue purfling.

  • Tuners:

    Robson tuning machines with plain brass Hauser-shaped side-plates, white rollers and kidney-shaped, ebony buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm on an ebony fingerboard with 19 frets (plus 20th for the 1st string).

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 42.5mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1920 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french polished.

  • Comments:

    The David Pelter double-top guitars are designed for the performer needing that extra power and projection. Quoting David - "To generate more volume and enhance the dynamic range with deeper bass and more colourful trebles, I offer this double top sandwich construction. Such a soundboard is constructed from a 2.3 mm thick spruce or cedar top, routed out to receive a 1.6 mm Nomex interlayer. The inner face is then encapsulated with a further thin (0.6 mm) layer of spruce or cedar. I generally brace such tops using a scalloped lattice. Further benefits from double tops are enhanced projection and sustain with excellent balance and note separation."
    Having a near F air resonance, this example has a bass warmth and bright, projecting treble. Whilst achieving much of the design objectives of the many Australian and German double-top and lattice guitars, these David Pelter instruments are at a fraction of those in price, (and much more pleasing than many) hence very good and affordable value-for-money.

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  • Price:
    Sold November 2016
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