Stephen Hill - La Herradura, Spain

  • Year:

    2019 - number 238 - lattice front model. Labelled, stamped, dated, numbered and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Exotic ebony (not a dalbergia rosewood) - extremely beautiful timber with most unusual colours and grain figuring - the back and sides are particularly beautiful with maple purflings and ebony bindings.
    Body length:- 485 mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 239 mm & 96 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - in a lattice construction that only has spruce elements; no carbon fibre or other modern materials. The cedar itself is really attractive and characterful and with Stephen's Granada-style rosette, ziricote bridge with bone framing to the tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Perona Mastergrade tuners with engraved brass side-plates, white rollers and faux ivory buttons mounted on a head faced with ebony.

  • Scale:

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

  • Neck Width:

    53.2mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1630 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. 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 November 2019
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