Enrique Coll of Barcelona

  • Year:

    1941 - number 31. Labelled, dated and numbered by the maker.

  • Body:

    Mahogony (?) of unknown geographical origin - good quality, dark coloured timber; quite different from the sapele type that we see such a lot of today. The purfling to the sides and back including centre-strip are double-line maple.
    Body length:- 480mm.
    Top bout:- 270 mm wide & 87 mm deep.
    Waist:- 229 mm & 90 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 354 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a top with even grain width and a silky quality showing a lot of medullary. The rosette is simple and elegant with inner and outer rings that match the double purfling. The rosewood bridge has a very refined shape with a tie-block capping that is framed in mother-of-pearl.

  • Tuners:

    The originals with silver / nickel silver, engraved side-plates with bone rollers and square, bone (?) buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard. The neck is likely cedar and with a head shape that is beautifully-proportioned.

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1387 grams

  • Condition:

    This lovely guitar is in very well-preserved condition. With minor handling and playing marks, some loss of polish in one area on the back of the neck and some end-of-nail marks on the front, there is little else to say. It is in perfectly good playing condition including the original machine tuners.

  • Comments:

    Enrique Coll from Barcelona was a disciple of Francisco Simplicio. This instrument has simply lovely proportions in its body shape, the head shape is just perfect and the workmanship is very fine. The sound is balanced, lovely and warm from its F# air resonance. It is a really charming guitar that is lovely to play.

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  • Price:
    Sold June 2019
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