Guitar 12/110

Classical fan-braced Model 12, spruce and indian rosewood. Satinwood bindings and rosette inlay. 650mm scale-length. Nicolo Alessi Hauser style tuning machines.

I built this guitar to replace my previous stock demonstration fan-braced guitar ( No.12/102 spruce/madagascar rosewood), which I sold last February.

It was quickly snapped up by Vic Ellis, who is also the owner of another guitar of mine. Both guitars are spruce fan-braced models, but of differing design, and they are built of different back and sides materials. His new guitar has a very rich, round, smooth sound, while his earlier one is cooler and darker in tone.

Vic Ellis writes his impressions of the new guitar:

"This is a lovely guitar with a good sound in all registers.

The bass is strong and resonant. The treble is clear with a good singing tone. The middle register has a beautiful tone, much sweeter than any other guitar I have played. Someone commented that it sounded like honey. It has inspired me to play more lyrical music, especially from the nineteenth century repertoire.”

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