Matthias Dammann of Neuhaus / Inn.

  • Year:

    2017. Labelled, dated and signed by the maker on the label and underneath the front.

  • Body:

    Brazilian rosewood with CITES certification from the Bavarian authorities. Very old timber, nearly black in colour. The sides are straight-grained and black as ebony. The back is also near-black with interesting grain feature to the centre. The purfling is rosewood, maple and mahogony.
    Body length:- 490mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 99 mm deep.
    Waist:- 234 mm & 102 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 104 mm deep.
    Shellac french-polished to high gloss finish.

  • Front:

    This is the well-known cedar-Nomex-cedar double-top construction for which Matthias is famed. It carries his well-recognised rosette, matching purfling and dark bridge with decorated tie-block. Shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller with Munich-shaped side-plates and snakewood buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an elevated ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1422 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    Little needs to be said about these famed instruments. They are known for immense power and well-balanced richness of tone across all strings. This one has a deep voice from low air resonance along with very powerful trebles. At the same time, it can be played sensitively with tonal variety.
    Where Matthias has favoured wenge back & sides with spruce front in recent years, this one was especially requested with cedar front and CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood - it is eight years ago since he last made with this combination. As a result, Matthias seemed very pleased with the result and has enjoyed playing it during the testing phase. It is impressively loud as you would expect but has more tonal nuance, sublety and tonal character than anticipated.
    I don't like saying these things normally but this guitar is insane - it is so loud with such a deep, focussed bass combined with a very strong, in-balance treble. Well worth the 13 years wait!

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  • Price:
    Sold September 2017
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