José Luis Romanillos of Semley

  • Year:

    1982 - number 601 - named 'Las Malvinas'.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - dark in colour with double-line boxwood purflings.
    Top bout:- 270 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
    Waist:- 226 mm.
    Bottom bout:- 354 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    High quality European spruce carrying the famed arches rosette, rosewood bridge with bone edging to the tie-block. The edge of the soundboard has beautiful feathered purflings; subtle and delicate.

  • Tuners:

    Lansdorfer tuners set on a head with broad sapwood centre and decorative centre strip.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1486 grams

  • Condition:

    The guitar is in lovely condition with just two things to report:-
    There is one 9.5cm shrinkage crack in the top, 5mm to the left of the fingerboard. Internally, most of it runs underneath one of the original re-inforcing strips and just 3 or 4 cm is visible with one little cleat. It is in area with no possible effect on the sound.
    The body was repolished by Liam Romanillos some years ago. Originally, the guitar, when new, was taken too soon from the workshop and the polish not allowed to harden properly.

  • Comments:

    This is undoubtedly a fine-sounding Romanillos with depth of bass and very clear, bell-like trebles. Having been in the ownership of a fine professional player nearly all of its life, it has been used in many recitals and on CD recordings.
    It is very comfortable to play and reveals refinement and quality from the moment you pick it up.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2012
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