Northworthy Tideswell hand built acoustic Dreadnaught guitar madeby Alan Marshall, Derbyshire. I started building under my own name in 1982 and a few guitarsare still out there with the Alan Marshall label. In 1986 I started using the name Northworthy which is the Saxon name for Derby, the county town of Derbyshire, the county where I was born and have lived all my life. The names given to almost all of my instruments are taken from villages in and close to Derbyshire and the Peak District. Commissions typically took 1-2 years to complete however Alan stopped making guitars in 2018 as he approached retirement age and they rarely come on the market nowadays.This stunning, Northworthy Tideswell was made by Alan Marshall of Northworthy Guitars, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. This is a large bodied Dreadnaught sized guitar similar to a Martin D35. The measurements are: Scale length is 25 ¼ inches. Body length: 50cm Depth at lower bout: 12 cm. Neck width at nut: 44mm It has a wonderful slim profile neck and it is a pleasure to play. As would be expected for a top flight, hand built guitar, it is built from the finest tone woods: the top is Sitka Spruce, the back and sides are Rosewood. The bridge and neck are Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard. The binding is english sycamore and the inlays are Abalone. It has Gotoh machine heads. Alan Marshall fitted a K&K passive transducer in 2014 and does not need a battery. There are no additional apertures cut in the body. The lead plugs into the jack /strap button socket. It is controlled at the amplifier. It comes with a brand new Hiscox hard case. The condition is outstanding for an 18 year old guitar with hardly any use marks other than approx 4 very minor laqueur marks to the rear binding of the edge and 2 on the rear of the body. The binding and surfaces are not damaged, (see pictures). The reason for sale is that I have another Northworthy guitar and another Dreadnaught sized guitar. Viewing/playing at DE74 is welcome, please message me. The item "Northworthy Tideswell hand built guitar made by Alan Marshall Derbyshire" is in sale since Monday, September 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".
The seller is "dqp2003" and is located in Derby. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.