Jean-Noël Rohé of Strasbourg

  • Year:

    Started 2017, completed polishing in 2018 - number 87. Stamped, numbered and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - straight-grained, high quality timber with attractive natural colour ranging from reds to browns. The sides are lined with spruce in a bespoke construction that provides side stiffness without adding too much weight. The purfling lines are so fine and difficult to do so precisely.
    Body length:- 487mm.
    Top bout:- 272 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 98 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 370 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European Spruce - a very characterful top, full of medullary rays, rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block cap. The rosette and purfling are exquisite in their fine detail.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller tuning machines with Hauser-shape, brass side-plates with white rollers and black horn buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 41.5mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1682 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • 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 8 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.
    This guitar is extremely refined with a smooth, rich, rounded sound, excellent balance and impressive sustain. Really very special.

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  • Price:
    Sold April 2018
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