Stephen Frith of Crawley

  • Year:

    1997 - number 121. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - with some flat-sawn grain character and a broad back centre section. All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a well-quartered top with plenty of medullary figuring, carrying the maker's hand-made rosette with central, tree motif. Rosewood bridge and bone-framed tie block capping.

  • Tuners:

    Six individual, German-made, enclosed machines with white perloid buttons., mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 42mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1672 grams

  • Condition:

    The guitar is in very good condition, given it was made in 1997. There are no repairs or cracks. The polish is dulled and lightly crackled in places. There are string dings below the tie points of the 1st & 2nd strings and apart from one scuff mark below the bridge the front has few marks of any significance.

  • Comments:

    This is an earlier instrument of Stephen Frith - a 5-fan strut traditional design producing a warm, clear quality typical of spruce that has some age and fully-matured. For a truly-hand-made instrument made by an individual artisan, this has a student guitar price so can be a good buy for someone.

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  • Price:
    Sold August 2020
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