2007 David Rouse SP/IN
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This is an excellent guitar from one of the best English makers. It features impeccable workmanship and superb materials. Tuning machines are by Alessi. Sound is huge with a nice color palette. The tone is textured, with ample overtones yet excellent clarity and balance - a wonderful synthesis of the Spanish and Northern European styles. Rouse likes to keep the top as lightly braced as possible for the purpose of allowing for the maximum freedom in vibration. He therefore uses two wooden supports between the back and top for added strength (see photo). Playability is excellent with a very easy and slender neck profile. Suitable for any size auditorium - also a wonderful recording instrument.