Type / luthier: Manuel Adalid/ Dieter Hopf Artista Membrane
- Year of construction: 2015
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Nut width (mm):52
- Top: Cedar
- Bracing (fan/lattice/other): Double top "membrane"
- Back / Sides: Pau Ferro
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebony
- Sound: Dark, boomy cedar guitar
- Condition: Excellent
- Price: £2,200 (Reduced to 1,900)
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes
- Location (nearest city): Manchester UK
Designed by German luthier Dieter Hopf and made in collaboration with Spanish maker Manuel Adalid, this is an innovative instrument that features a unique, "membrane" top - there is a large oval shaped section of the soundboard which encircles the bridge and is thinner than the rest of the surrounding top. This area is braced with a lightweight lattice system topped with carbon fiber. Indeed this area of the top acts as a separate, highly flexible membrane, increasing volume noticeably as a result.
The guitar is louder and heavier than a traditional model. It almost sounds like it has a built-in amp!
The reason I am selling is that my own playing style has gradually moved away from cedar and towards spruce.
The condition is excellent; almost as good as new. The only marks are a few tiny ones on the third photograph near the bridge and on the bridge - they are small imprints, not really scratches.
The original hard case is included.
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D'Ammassa Spruce/Spruce Double Top