Jean-Noël Rohé of Strasbourg

  • Year:

    2014 - number 63

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - sound, stable timber with medium colour and interesting grain detail. The purfling lines are very fine with rosewood bindings.
    Body length:- 487 mm.
    Top bout:- 273 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 368 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European Spruce - a very silky top, with quite wide grain in parts but chosen for its stiffness at light weight. Rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block cap. The rosette is exquisite in its fine detail.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller model 'R' with plain brass, rectangular side-plates with ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1730 grams

  • Condition:

    This beautifully-cared for guitar has had some polish surface touch-up to remove the smallest of marks.
    All shellac french-polished.
    All very handsome.

  • 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 to come to us are already sold.

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  • Price:
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