Stephen Hill - La Herradura, Spain

  • Year:

    2015 - number 200 - 'Nano' top lattice model. Labelled, stamped, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Madagascan rosewood - beautiful timber - the back with very attractive grain patterns and colours; the sides very strong, straight grain-lines. Maple centre-strip, maple purflings and rosewood bindings.
    Body length:- 485 mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 95 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - in a lattice construction. The current Stephen Hill lattice guitars have a further development of the Gary Ryan model with the addition of a secondary, thin 'Nano' top attached to the lattice bracing. It is a thin, rectangular cedar plate that acts as a secondary top which is designed for strength of volume with improved tone quality. With Stephen's Granada-style rosette, rosewood bridge with abalone framing to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero 202 with engraved sideplates and snakewood buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard - and 20th fret for the 1st string.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1577 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    The lattice-fronted guitars of Stephen Hill have found favour with many performing musicians; Gary Ryan, Denian Arcoleo, Manus Noble & more. With traditionally-constructed back and sides, they are much nearer normal weight than the Australian lattice-topped guitars yet have a notably strong sound but with a more traditional sound character; particularly with the 'Nano' top development. With depth of bass and a treble that is strong and bell-like, the whole instrument has vitality and strong voice throughout the range.
    The volume and quickness of sound are with the modern player in mind and at sensible pricing.

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  • Price:
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