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Peter Beer 2016 Spruce Top Classical Guitar NEW ARRIVAL!
Solid Spruce Top
Solid Indian Rosewood Back And Sides
650mm Scale Length
52mm Nut Width
Hard Case Included
We have sold Peter Beer Guitars before and they are always a treasure.
Easy to play, beautiful sound, clear, resonant and with a lot of depth.
This is a concert guitar of exceptionally high quality.
A short excerpy from Pete Beer about his guitar making.
"My style of work could broadly be described as traditional. Hand tools, hide glue, and french polish more often give me the results I want than machinery or modern polymers do.
All of my braces are split to size rather than being sawn. This process, much like splitting kindling, allows the long fibres of the spruce to lie paralell to the length of the brace, making it far stronger. It is also good craft, as the only waste is wood that was never suitable for braces anyway.
I cut my rosette channels by hand. I find the edges are cleaner than with a router. I like to construct my rosettes as I lay them into the soundboard. This gives me the freedom to make every one different, although there are recurrent themes. Every wooden part of every guitar is entirely made by me (although I do buy the machine heads!).
The sustainability of my timber supply is very important to me. Sustainably harvested timbers are available, but not much gets cut into guitar sets. I have set up to do my own high precision resawing, allowing me to buy FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accreditied wood in plank or billet form and cut it to my specification with very little waste. I am happy to say that I have good, and growing, stock of sustainable timber. This is now coming on stream as it becomes sufficiently seasoned. I do not use Brazilian Rosewood, or anything from Madagascar. Please don't ask me for it.
All of my guitars are French Polished, by hand, in the traditional way. It is time consuming and labour intensive but it is beautiful, kinder to the environment than spraying and the tonal qualities are second to none. Also, having had troulesome experiences in repairing instruments with synthetic finishes, in particular the catalyzed lacquers, I am convinced that French polish is the best option for longevity."