Stuart Christie in Hampshire

  • Year:

    New - 1973 Jose Romanillos model

  • Body:

    Very attractive, straight-grained east Indian rosewood with maple purfling and rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished to high standard. This is a replication of the famed 1973 Jose Romanillos that Julian Bream played for many years.
    Body length:- 480 mm.
    Top bout:- 270 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
    Waist:- 227 mm
    Bottom bout:- 353 mm wide & 96 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce of characterful and silky quality, carrying a Romanillos replica rosette, slim rosewood bridge with bone-edged tie-block

  • Tuners:

    Waverly Sloane with weave pattern side-plates and ivoroid buttons, mounted on a rosewood-faced head with centre-strip decoration

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1350 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished to very high standard.

  • Comments:

    Now here is a surprise guitar - from a maker who has taken quite some time to produce his first few instruments - obviously done with great patience and lots of time to arrive at a precise result. This first one that we have seen is extremely good, not only in construction standard and finish but also in sound and playability.
    The general sound character is very much Romanillos in style with a depth of bass (air resonance between F# & G), a balanced mid range and rounded, full sound on the first string. The comfort of its smaller body size will be attractive to some people.
    Every aspect of its quality could belong to a maker of established reputation - seriously. So - come and grab yourself a bargain.

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  • Price:
    Sold October 2014
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

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