I recently made a pilgrimage to Guitar Salon International in Santa Monica, CA. I was able to Play several fine instruments as I was considering upgrading next year. Out of the 5 or 6 instruments I seriously considered, a Purnell guitar (#93) made by Jake Fuller kept calling me back to it.
As I played it my wife, an ardent supporter of my playing and me defector roadie when I play gigs voiced concern that if we waited somebody else would come by and get it. So, we bought it that day.
The tone is beautiful and the build is very light. She responds very quickly, projects well, and is a pleasure to look at. This is the first Spruce top I have owned. I never thought I would change from cedar. The top and the responsiveness have already caused me to make minor changes in my technique to get the best sound I can.
The French polish is beautiful.
Here are some photos I took for my insurance company.
Admira Virtuoso (c. 1999).