Stephen Frith of Crawley

  • Year:

    Number 432. Labelled, signed and numbered by the maker.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - very high quality, straight-grained, quarter-sawn timber with attractive colour contrast and purfling - very well shellac french-polished too.
    Body length:- 485 mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    Waist:- 233 mm wide.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 97 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a silky, well-quartered top with a very attractive rosette, matching purfling and very dark rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Peroni series with brass side-plates, white rollers and ivoroid buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52.5mm at the nut with 42 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1493 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    This is another 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. This one has a superb warm bass coming from the F body resonance, 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 July 2018
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