Rik Middleton of Coventry

  • Year:

    2012 - completed in October. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    South east Asian rosewood (dalbergia baronii) that is mid-colour like mahogony but with very attractive figuring on the back, straight-grained sides and boxwood purflings. Body size .......
    Body length:- 476mm.
    Top bout:- 268 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 218 mm
    Bottom bout:- 353 mm wide & 97 mm deep.

  • Front:

    Engelmann spruce with a good silky texture, rosewood bridge with decorated tie-block cap.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi with Hauser-shaped sideplates and cream ivoroid buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    60.5 cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51.5 mm at the nut with 44mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1678 grams

  • Condition:


  • Comments:

    This is one in a very successful series of short scale length guitars, designed for players with smaller hands & shorter fingers. Rather than just go for a small reduction in size to say 64cm or 63.5cm, Rik Middleton is thinking why not make it noticeably more comfortable so long as the sound is preserved. The body size is also slightly scaled down to keep everything in proportion.
    The skill of this maker is such that the sound quantity, string tension and depth of sound are all fairly normal and is a pleasure to play.
    So you petite people, here is a hand-made, high quality instrument designed especially for you.

    Rik Middleton - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold February 2013. Please enquire for other guitars from this maker coming soon.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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