Stephen Frith of Crawley

  • Year:

    Number 431. Labelled, signed and numbered by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - very high quality, straight-grained, quarter-sawn timber with attractive colour contrast and purfling - nicely shellac french-polished too.
    Body length:- 483 mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    Waist:- 235 mm wide.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 97 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a lovely characterful, Bavarian top (so much liked Hauser I used) with a very refined rosette, matching purfling and near-black rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Pironi series with brass side-plates, white rollers and ivoroid, kidney-shaped buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1425 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    This is one of a new series from Stephen Frith with further-refined sound and also enhanced details including very refined rosette and matching purfling. A very responsive, Hauseresque instrument, with influences from extensive study with José & Liam Romanillos. Depth of bass comes from the body resonance between F & F#, combined with 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 and their projection is very effective. These are really very good instruments that stand well against many famed European makers, very comfortable to play and at a very competitive price.

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  • Price:
    Sold September 2017
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