GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

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GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by MerltheWizard » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:19 am

Type / luthier: Simon Ambridge Series 40 Concert Classical
- Year of construction: 2011
- Scale length (mm): 650mm
- Top: European Spruce
- Back / Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Sound: Superb
- Condition: Good
- Price: £4200
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes, by all means
- Location (nearest city): Hertfordshire, near London

(Available for postage with courier arranged with buyer)

This is a superb Spruce Top Simon Ambridge Series 40 Concert classical guitar which was hand made for me in 2011, after I began my studies at the Royal Academy of Music. These guitars are now being sold new at the price of £6750 from retailers.

A joy to play, it possesses a very clear bell-like tone, which I find reminiscent of the Hauser sound favoured by Julian Bream on several of his recordings. The guitar is lightly constructed, making it comfortable to hold and to transport (Hiscox Pro II case included). I have noticed that the sound has matured over the time I have owned it; a result of the spruce 'opening up'. This has bestowed it with improved projection and revealed a spacious depth of sound. It has a dynamic array of tone colour to explore, which ranges from darkly rich resonance when played over the fretboard, through a warm, balanced and rounded tone over the sound hole to an incisive and crisp, percussive tone near the bridge. The general condition of the instrument is good, as it has been well looked after, although there are areas were there are some signs of wear to the finish which have arisen from its being played on a regular basis.

The back and sides are crafted from Indian Rosewood and the quality tuners are by Rodgers. The neck width is 50mm. This guitar recently appeared on Sir Michael Parkinson's Sky Arts Programme 'Masterclass' where I (Merlin Miller) performed alongside guitar sensation Milos Karadaglic. Prospective buyers are of course welcome to view and try the guitar, and I am happy to offer either collection or delivery.
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Re: UK £.5200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

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Post by choro » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:20 am

Simons guitars are wonderful instruments.
Finest workmanship, very easy to play,
For me one of the top guitar builders in the world.
Good luck with your sale.
Ambridge Series 40 Spruce Rosewood

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Re: UK £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by Feynman » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:24 pm

Agreed. He is a superb builder. It is a lovely instrument.

Keep it. :)
-mitch

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by MerltheWizard » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:16 pm

New price: £4200

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by impphil » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:32 am

The nut width of 50mm seems unusually narrow. Did you choose to have a narrow neck or is that standard on Simon Ambridge guitars? What's the string spacing E-E?

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by Tom » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:47 pm

Wow... This is about a year old thread already ....

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by jungjaesung » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:23 am

Is this already sold of still available?

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:55 am

Merlin is my music teacher and will see him tomorrow but as far as I know it's still available.
Remember Anthony Weller, please help. Contact myself or Aaron Green for details.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by petermc61 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:18 am

edcat7 wrote:Merlin is my music teacher and will see him tomorrow but as far as I know it's still available.
Ed

Tell him if he halves the price I'll take it!!! :lol:

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:32 pm

petermc61 wrote:
edcat7 wrote:Merlin is my music teacher and will see him tomorrow but as far as I know it's still available.
Ed

Tell him if he halves the price I'll take it!!! :lol:

Peter
.... and probably finish the lesson with my guitar up my bottom...
Remember Anthony Weller, please help. Contact myself or Aaron Green for details.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by petermc61 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:38 pm

edcat7 wrote:
petermc61 wrote:
edcat7 wrote:Merlin is my music teacher and will see him tomorrow but as far as I know it's still available.
Ed

Tell him if he halves the price I'll take it!!! :lol:

Peter
.... and probably finish the lesson with my guitar up my bottom...
Down here that is called 'taking one for the team'! After that, by the way, I definitely would not pay more than half!! :lol:

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by Ludwig » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:59 am

Seems he is not really interested in selling....

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:50 pm

Ludwig wrote:Seems he is not really interested in selling....
He is but he's reluctant to lower the price.
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