Simon AMBRIDGE 2006 spruce

  • Year:

    2006 - model 40, number 176. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - mainly quarter-sawn timber with pleasing colour graduation, decorative back centre-strip and elegant purfling.
    Body length:- 483mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 93 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 366 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a really beautiful, ambered top with lots of medullary rays showing it to be well-quarter-sawn and with a small amount of bearclaw figuring. A really beautiful rosette with matching purflings and very elegant rosewood bridge.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved brass sideplates and white mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 42 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1402 grams

  • Condition:

    This instrument is in good condition.
    There is little to report on the head, neck, back & sides except perhaps some polish marks underneath one side possibly from use of a guitar support. (could be touched up).
    The front has minor playing / handling marks and one string slip below the bridge. To the treble-side of the rosette are some raised grain-lines which Simon has commented can happen with humidity after polishing.

  • Comments:

    The physical beauty of Simon Ambridge guitars hits you the moment you open the case. The choice of materials for the details and the supreme level of craftsmanship is very striking. With a body resonance between E and F, the sound is therefore deep and somewhat Hauser-like, yet with singing, sweet trebles that are well in balance balance with the bass.
    All round this is just a lovely guitar where the quality of the materials, craftsmanship, playability and sound all come together in a refined and handsome concert guitar.

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  • Price:
    Re-sold August 2019
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