Jose Luis Romanillos & son of Gillingham, Dorset.

  • Year:

    2004 no. 815 'La Vuelta'. Labelled, dated, named and numbered by the makers.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - the back is four-piece with very attractive, detailed purfling and centre-strip. The sides have boxwood and maple purfling that matches the top.
    Body length:- 484 mm.
    Top bout:- 276 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 98 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a characterful, silky top with a hint of bearclaw figuring carrying the famed Moorish arches rosette, and rosewood bridge with tie-block capping decoration that matches the rosette outer rings. The bridge has three hole per string offering optional tie-on methods.

  • Tuners:

    Original Waverly-Sloane tuning machines with patterned side-plates, white rollers and ebony buttons, mounted on a head with decorative centre-strip.

  • Scale:

    65cm scale with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 44.5 mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1545 grams

  • Condition:

    With some polish refreshment, the guitar is in beautiful cosmetic condition.
    At the very tip of the bridge, bass-side, is a 1cm faint surface shake - totally insignificant.

  • Comments:

    Romanillos instruments need little introduction of course and those who have ordered one, have a very long time to wait.
    Having been in the hands of a Spanish professional since new, this one has a warm treble sound, deep bass from its between E and F air resonance and very good overall balance. It has been played constantly during the time since it was purchased so has a mature, sweet character.
    A fine instrument and a rare buying opportunity.

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

  • Price:
    Sold December 2019
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