2018 Jake Fuller "Purnell" SP/CH
|Back & Sides||English Cherry|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
|Luthier||Jake P. Fuller|
This is an excellent and very impressive guitar all around. As with all of Jake's guitars, workmanship is clean, simple and refined. The sound itself is textured, with ample overtones yet excellent clarity and balance - a wonderful synthesis of the Spanish and Northern European styles. The body of the guitar is very light in weight making it respond like an early 20th century Spanish guitar, but it has a slightly "weightier" neck and stiff neck joint which gives it noticeably increased sustain, balanced across all registers. Playability is a breeze with a very easy and comfortably shaped neck profile. Suitable for any size auditorium - also a wonderful recording instrument.
In terms of materials used, best to let Jake tell it in his own words: "Spruce comes from the double bass maker, Mike Hart, who lives near me. He was going to use it for repairs, but I have managed to prize a few sets out of him. Cherry comes from Yorkshire. I visited a wood dealer up there while my son was playing cricket for Suffolk, and bought some. Lovely colour. Ebony is from an old railway sleeper, found at a siding in the East End of London while I was at college there." Overall a beautiful looking and sounding guitar by any measure.