Simon Ambridge of Dartington

  • Year:

    2018 - number 268. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Satinwood (chloroxylon swietenia) - with exceptionally beautiful 'bee's wing' figuring all over - quite outstanding.
    This beautiful timber was used by the great master makers of the past; Enrique Garcia, Francisco Simplicio and others. With attractive back centre-strip and purfling with snakewood bindings.
    Body length:- 484 mm.
    Top bout:- 275 mm wide & 91 mm deep.
    Waist:- 234 mm & 94 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 362 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    Stunningly beautiful.
    All shellac french-polished.
    This model has no dalbergia rosewood content and is therefore of no concern with regard to CITES regulations and restrictions.

  • Front:

    European spruce - an evenly, fine-grained, silky top with Simon's very attractive geometric rosette, lovely purfling and stained plum wood bridge with bone edging and a satinwood centre piece.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller model H precision tuning machines with white rollers, brass side-plates and satinwood buttons. The headface is beautifully-decorated with an attractive head centre-strip.

  • Scale:

    65cm on an ebony fingerboard with 19 frets.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm with 43mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1450 grams

  • Condition:

    New, immaculate and looking stunning.

  • Comments:

    What another superb instrument! This is the second of the satinwood models we have had which are amongst the most beautiful we have seen; not just because of the timbers but also Simon's exceptional talent for selecting tasteful, fine decorative details; the choice of line width and colour of the individual elements that bring together a striking whole.
    The sound is also very pleasing with an impressive depth of bass from its air resonance down near F and a rounded sweet yet clear, projecting treble. For a brand new guitar this already offers such a variety of tone colour, ideal for the tone-merchants amongst players able to produce a range of expressive musical colour.

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2018
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