I recently completed Nadim’s guitar and yesterday he drove
down from Yorkshire to collect it. It’s always a treat to meet the player, with
whom, over many months, you have built-up a rapport. I meet, in person,
surprisingly few of my clients and often have to entrust delivery of our
precious instrument to a courier company and although, touch wood, there has
never been a problem, personal collection has got to be better all-round.
Anyway below is Nadim’s first encounter with his new Hare signature model.
And here’s a little video......
The hardwood bindings have gone on to Adrian’s instruments;
the bindings always define the shape of the instrument. What I do like (if I
say so myself) is this fine black line which defines the joint between the
maple bindings and the spruce soundboard. This line is only 0.12mm thick so
it’s quite surprising how well it shows up. I think that I’ll coin a new
luthiery term: micro-purfling!
And a few more choice photos for you............
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