Stephen Hill - La Herradura, Spain

  • Year:

    2017 - number 212 - lattice front model. Labelled, stamped, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra; not a dalbergia rosewood) - extremely beautiful timber - the back and sides with very attractive grain patterns and colours. Maple centre-strip, maple purflings and ebony bindings.
    Body length:- 485 mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - in a lattice construction. The current Stephen Hill lattice guitars have some further detail refinements of the Gary Ryan model. With Stephen's Granada-style rosette, blackwood tek bridge with bone framing to the tie-block. Blackwood Tek for the bridge is a technologically modified wood that exhibits the properties and appearance of African Ebony or Indian Rosewood. It is obtained by taking Pinus radiata through a technological process that uses natural products, without plastics or other petroleum derivatives.

  • Tuners:

    Pironi with engraved brass side-plates and black 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:

    1610 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. This is also a non-dalbergia construction instrument therefore has no CITES implications at all.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2017. Please enquire for next available.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

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