Stephen Frith of Crawley

  • Year:

    Number 412. Labelled, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - very high quality, straight-grained with rich, dark colour and attractive purflings - very nicely shellac french-polished too.
    Body length:- 483 mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    Waist:- 234 mm wide.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 98 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European Spruce - very silky with broad grain on the outside; fine grain towards the centre. Lovely geometric rosette from woods of natural colours. Near black rosewood bridge with bone-framed Bridge tie-block capping.

  • Tuners:

    Gotoh with patterned sideplates, alloy rollers and ebony buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 42 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1433 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    This guitar originally had a heavy neck which Stephen has recently re-shaped. Typical of Stephen Frith's craft - a responsive, Hauseresque instrument, quite light in weight, with influences from extensive study with José & Liam Romanillos. Depth of bass comes from the F# body resonance yet it has a productive, well-balanced, interesting treble with clarity, sweetness and sustain. Stephen's guitars offer a wide range of sound from rich deep tasto to bright ponticellos. These are really very good instruments, very comfortable to play and at a very reasonable price.

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  • Price:
    Sold September 2018
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