David Pelter of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

  • Year:

    2017. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Black chacate (guibourtia conjugata), an African, non-dalbergia hardwood is used for the back & sides that are lined internally with maple. The purfling pattern is harmonised with the rosette rings and bridge tie-block decoration.
    Body length:- 483mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 101 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 102 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    This is a cedar-Nomex-cedar double-top instrument with spruce-only (no carbon fibre) carved lattice bracing.
    The bridge is ebony with 12-hole string tie option.
    The double top design with Nomex follows the designs 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.

  • Tuners:

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

  • Scale:

    65cm on an ebony fingerboard with 19 frets (plus 20th for the 1st & 2nd string).

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1815 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 October 2017. Please enquire for next available.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

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