José Romanillos & Son - Semley

  • Year:

    1999 - number 773 named 'La Rosa'

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood with lovely colours, particularly on the sides, with broad, boxwood purflings to back and sides.
    Body length:- 485 mm.
    Top bout:- 275 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm & 96 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce with just some a little bearclaw / haselfichte figuring, with the famous 'moorish arches' rosette. Rosewood bridge with tie-block decoration. Shellac french polished.

  • Tuners:

    Reichl - Lansdorfer pattern with white mother-of-pearl buttons, mounted on a decorated headface.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 45mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1454 grams

  • Condition:

    In really good, original condition given that is has been owned since new by an active professional - with very little in terms of playing and handling marks. It looks very clean and handsome.
    No repairs; no cracks; original finish and frets.

  • Comments:

    This is a fine Romanillos instrument. Quite light in weight; deep in voice with an air resonance close to F, it has a typical Romanillos sound with deep bass, strong middle and a very clear, balanced treble reminiscent of some of the mid and late-70's Romanillos. Really very fine.

    José Luis Romanillos - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold June 2015
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