Jean-Noël Rohé of Strasbourg

  • Year:

    2014 - number 67. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - high quality and with attractive colour and a gentle wave in the grainlines on the back. The sides are straight-grained. The purfling lines are so fine and difficult to do so well.
    Body length:- 487mm.
    Top bout:- 272 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 366 mm wide & 95 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European Spruce - a very silky top, full of character with even grain width, rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block cap. The rosette and purfling are exquisite in their fine detail.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers tuning machines with L299 Hauser-shape, engraved brass side-plates with white rollers and ebony buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 40.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1795 grams

  • Condition:

    In very good condition; just a handful of small marks.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Comments:

    Jean-Noël Rohé is a maker who follows in the traditions and ethos of Dominique Field and Daniel Friederich. In 2004 Jean-Noël was awarded the title "Un des Meilleur Ouvrier de France" (one of the best craftsmen in France) and in 2007 received an award in Cremona for high build quality. He makes only about 10 guitars each year in order to achieve the meticulous build and finish quality he strives for. Made in a traditional style using top quality materials and fan-braced fronts, his guitars have a refined sound with clarity, quite loud, good voice separation, roundness of sound, excellent balance and with character but not too much to get in the way. The fine detail of the rosette indicates the meticulous attention to Jean-Noël's construction standard. His guitars have a rigid body with internally-lined sides for strength of sound - and modified harmonic bars achieving unusual consistency of sound quality up and down the fingerboard as well as across the six strings. The demand for these guitars is well-established, with prices rising - and the next four new ones to come to us are already sold.

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2016
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