6-string guitar after Louis Panormo, London, c. 1812 by Clive Titmuss, 1987,
European figured maple body: European spruce soundboard, maple neck and applewood head stained black; pre-CITES ivory nut, frets and bridge pins; Brazilian rosewood pegs; Rio rosewood bridge; spotted ebony fingerboard, currently strung in gut.
The ivory frets are a period detail copied from the original–exceptionally kind to the strings, and very easy on the hands. This is the guitar for the brilliant style of Sor, Aguado, Carcassi and Giuliani. It is amazingly easy to play, incredibly sweet and well-balanced. Carefully maintained, excellent playing condition. Perfect for folk music too.
A note to prospective US buyers: The border and customs regulations governing the importation of various species of rosewood have changed recently. The change allow for international travel by musicians, and for limited trade in CITES-restricted material, partly to allow US manufacturers to export guitars and travel with instruments as part of their work. US customers now have a chance, with the proper permits, to buy instruments incorporating those materials from outside the country, and once obtained, to allow for international travel with instruments. Permits may be obtained that allow for importation of custom instruments with CITES-restricted species (such as rosewoods) with proper documentation) : https://www.fws.gov/permits/ImportExport/ImportExport.html.
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Sound sample: “Romanza” by Clive Titmuss, Susan Adams.
All instruments built by Clive Titmuss come with custom-fitted cases.
Prices do not include shipping and insurance.
If you have any questions about the instruments, please contact me.