Simon Ambridge of Dartington, Devon

  • Year:

    2010 - number 218. labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian Rosewood - absolutely straight grained,quarter-sawn with very beautiful shades of colour. Purflings and decorative lines in pale colour closely following Hauser's details. Shellec french-polished that draws great beauty from the surface of the wood.

  • Front:

    European bearclaw spruce of spectacular quality; so similar to the bearclaw Bavarian spruce seen on specific Hauser I instruments - perfectly quarter-sawn, lots of silky figuring, fabulous lightly-tanned colour and polished to very high standard. Beautifully executed Hauser rosette and matching double purflings. Slim rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl capped tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with plain side-plates and mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard with mahogony neck.

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 43mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1436 grams

  • Condition:

    This is a pre-owned guitar with only mild, superficial playing or handling marks. Two small areas have been patch re-polished on the back. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    Simon Ambridge guitars have an immediate 'wow' factor as soon as you open the case lid. This model is very closely based on a 1940 Hauser guitar owned by ourselves and very similar to the one which Julian Bream had for many years. With a mass close to the original and a body resonance down near, the sound is deep and Hauser-like as you would expect. It is immediately lively with deep bass and quick, clear and incisive trebles that are sustaining and well-balanced with the middle and lower registers. Volume and projection is very good. All round these are high class instruments where the quality of the materials, craftsmanship, playability and sound all come together in a fine and very handsome concert guitar.

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  • Price:
    Sold December 2014
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