Hector Quine in London.

  • Year:

    1964 - number 15. Labelled and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - of good quality, with simple purfling, no back centre-strip. The back is 3-piece.
    Body length:- 480 mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 235 mm & 93 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    Shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a fine, tight-grained top of good quality with a lot of silky medullary. The rosette is reminiscent of the mid-1930's Hausers with rosewood bridge and tie-block capping that has a motif from the rosette and bone-framed.

  • Tuners:

    Unidentified originals with patterned side-plates with both gold and silver colouring, white rollers and 'butterfly'-shaped buttons.

  • Scale:

    653mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    53 mm at the nut with 45.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1385 grams

  • Condition:

    One of the back panel joints has slightly disturbed glue-line; not a crack or a separation, but just signs of movement - nothing needed.
    The front has a crack line, along one side of the centre strut, from rosette to the bottom, that has been glued only from the outside and the polishing touched up. There are some deeper marks near the treble-side end of the bridge perhaps with a bit of over-polishing.
    The neck, head, fingerboard and tuners are all fine.

  • Comments:

    Hector Quine, aka 'Bill', was a guitarist, teacher and professor of Guitar at the Royal Academy. As a part-time guitar maker, his instruments attracted the attention of Julian Bream who used one in his 1951 Wigmore Hall debut and had others including the other, which with this one, made a pair. The owner of this guitar was a student of Julian Bream's for some years.
    It has a pleasing, warm sound from G resonance with a clear treble.
    This is a very decent guitar made by a much-respected musician with interesting connection to Julian Bream.

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  • Price:
    GBP3250 including used case. No VAT to add on this commission sale item.
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