Simon Ambridge of Dartington, Devon

  • Year:

    2020 - number 278 - Hauser model. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Old East Indian Rosewood - absolutely straight grained and quarter-sawn with subtle shades of colour. Purflings and decorative lines in pale colour closely following Hauser's layout details.
    Body length:- 483 mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 91 mm deep.
    Waist:- 235 mm & 95 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    French-polished that draws great beauty from the surface of the wood.

  • Front:

    European spruce of outstanding quality; very even-grained - perfectly quarter-sawn, lots of silky figuring and polished to very high standard. Beautifully executed Hauser rosette and matching double purflings. Slim rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl capped tie-block and bridge wing pearl dots.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers - with plain, Hauser-style side-plates and ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

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

  • Neck Width:

    51.8 mm at the nut with 43mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1388 grams

  • Condition:

    New, pristine and looking fabulous.

  • 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 April 2020.
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