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Soundboard: European spruce
Back: Flame maple
Sides: Flame maple
Neck: Cedrilla
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 618mm
Width at top nut: 47mm
Body length: 427mm
Lower bout: 306mm
Upper bout: 238mm
Waist: 169mm
Depth at heel: 66mm
Depth at bottom: 82mm
Weight: Kg 1.34
Bridge: 6 bridge pins
Frets: 22
7th fret marker 9 ct gold inset dot

Each rosette is individually made with very slight variation in design.
The design of the rosette is refected in the purfling around the edge of the soundboard.


Adjustable neck mechanism via bolt and key (key is removable) for string height by the luthier.

Six ebony bridge pins with mother-of-pearl eye.

Copy of
Johann Georg Staufer guitar

Nach den Modell - Les Luigi Legnani (Circa 1820)

Pavel Steidl is the owner of the guitar from which drawings were made and photographs taken to enable the making of this guitar. These images were produced whilst Pavel was a course tutor and concert artist at the
West Dean Guitar Festival 2012

The images have been used by the maker to build a guitar as faithfully to the original as possible,
this includes a hidden V-joint from the neck to the head and an adjustable neck which is locked to the body with a bolt through the heel which is secured tightly with a removable brass key.

The maker of this copy, is indebted to Pavel for allowing access to his guitar.

Scale length 618 mm


Body Volume:
7.9 litres
This refers to the approximate internal capacity of the soundbox and gives. for comparison, a more accurate size of the different models that I make.
ie if the body cavity were filled with a liquid this is how many litres it would hold.

Thomas Rubner tuners with imitation ivoryl buttons

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