Workshop: Martin Fleeson (Nantwich)
Top: Solid Red Western Cedar
Back: Solid Indian rosewood
Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Fretboard: Dark Ebony
Tuners: Fustero Dark Engraved
Polish: Shellac French polish
Condition: For a concert guitar of 37 years old this guitar is in remarkable good condition. Has some wear and scratches but really aesthetically it is very good.
No structural issues and or past damage repair.
Kept in a humidity controlled environment through its life.
One owner/player has really done a great job looking after this guitar.
A well balanced concert guitar model 2 which has good volume, projection and sustain. An easy guitar to play along the fretboard.
Martin Fleeson was never known to have had an apprentice at any stage during his career as a very experienced and reputable luthier. So, this is a guitar which is unique, as Martin has clearly written his ink on the label to show it was made in his workshop and the smaller inner label is clear that the guitar was made by a luthier naked Brian Higgs. We do not at this time know how Brian became to work with Martin Fleeson, but what is obvious is that Brian Higgs was and maybe still is a very gifted guitar maker.
Martin Fleeson lived by his reputation and that of his guitars, and there can be no doubt that Martin would never have put his name to an instrument of anything less than high quality in all areas.
A really wonderful model 2 guitar here for a player who is advancing in their studies.