2019 Philip Woodfield #415 Spruce Bog Oak Lattice
|Model||2019 Philip Woodfield #415 Spruce Bog Oak Lattice|
|Condition||Pre-Owned – Excellent Condition|
|Scale||652 mm Compensated|
|Tuners||Schaller Higher End machines|
|Case||Metro 1 HSC – blue – good condition|
|Top||German Spruce – very select|
|Sides/Back||Bog Oak – 5,000 year old and gorgeous!|
|Head Plate||Bog Oak|
|Binding||Bloodwood – Rosewoods – Sycamore|
|String Spacing||44mm – 51mm – 58mm (1st- 12th – Bridge)|
|Overall length||39 1/4″|
|Body length||19 1/4″|
|Lower bout||14 1/2″|
|Waist Width||9 1/4″|
|Body depth||3 1/8″ & 4″ (upper and lower bouts)|
|Weight||4lb & 4oz|
|Action||4.1mm to 3.4mm (Low E to High E – 12th fret-unfretted)|
2019 Philip Woodfield #415 Spruce Bog Oak Lattice
Just Arrived! A superb example of Philip Woodfield’s mastery of the instrument. Lattice braced, reinforced sides, truly incredible purfling work along with the rosette. Clearly inspired to build the finest guitar imaginable, he clears the expression, absolute lyricism, and balance of the guitar in leaps and bounds. He is a supremely talented builder and this guitar displays said talent perfectly.
The Spruce is German stock, the Bog Oak is 5K years old, being subtly quilted, as can be seen in the photos. I was whistling while taking the photographs. Just pretty!
Condition of the guitar is excellent, slightly played, with minor dings in the back, larger bout, with 1 small ding on the top, treble side. They are difficult to photograph, being so tiny. The gent who owned it for a short while apparently prefers Australian Lattice, versus English lattice.
The guitar is number #415 and is called “Hepzibolah”, meaning “my delight is in her”, again, inspired as I’m thinking I would like to keep this instrument. Her play is magnificent, even with old strings, my ears were treated to a wondrous sound, with tinkling and sing in her high voices, open trebles, and whoosh of blossom in the basses, with growl in the mids. A big smile came over me as I continued to play, listening to it opening up as I pushed her to a crescendo. Gotdam, I said, where I meant it. Ryan is looking at me, his jaw dropped a bit, commenting on how I played her and what was coming out of the guitar. It’s incredible.
The guitar features among many things, an elevated board on the treble side of the neck, utilizing a slope feature of the soundboard, while maintaining the plane of the bass side. You can see this in many of the photos I took yesterday.
I am pushed to reach out to Philip, looking for continuing work on this level from the master luthier. I am also aware that Philip has a 5 year standing waiting list.
Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?). My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich
MP3 Audio – 200813-2019 Philip Woodfield 415 Spruce Bog Oak Lattice – there is no mistaking a “great” guitar. This is it. OK, so this is a long running warm-up session for me, getting to know the guitar, listening more than playing. Hopefully, it is helpful. I found myself laughing out loud a few times. Great, great guitar.
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It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.
All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. Rich
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