Kevin Aram of North Devon

  • Year:

    1990 - named 'Amina'

  • Body:

    30+ years old rosewood with very exotic and dramatic figuring in the timber. Slim mosaic back centre strip and contrasting purflings of maple. All shellac french-polished.
    Body length:- 480 mm
    Top bout:- 269 mm wide & 91 mm deep.
    Waist:- 225 mm
    Bottom bout:- 357 mm wide & 94 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce, now with a lovely ambered colour, with a very attractive geometric rosette, mainly in black and white. Dark rosewood bridge with white bone-edgeded tie-block. Shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers tuning machines with engraved brass sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons. Mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51 mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1535 grams

  • Condition:

    The spruce front has playing marks; particularly a patch treble-side of the rosette worn through the polish.
    The exotic-grained rosewood back has one natural crack in the lower bass bout - it is level, tight and could be cosmetically better disguised. There is also a 6cm tight grain-line crack in book-matched position on the widest point of the ribs. None of this gives any cause for structural concern nor does anything need doing with it and is a common consequence with this timber.

  • Comments:

    This instrument was originally owned by Mark Eden (of Eden-Stell duo) and on which he played and gained the Julian Bream prize when at the RACM.
    It is a very lovely Torres-style instrument with much musically-persuasive power; depth of bass and a sweet, lyrical treble quality. At roughly half the price of a new one, this is a beautiful musical instrument including exotic timbers and Rodgers tuning machimes

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2015
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