Michael Gee is one one of England's finest luthiers who is recognise for his expert skills as a guitar maker the world over.
In May 2017 Michael Gee celebrated his 40th year of guitar building which we here at Nugent Guitars congratulate him on, as this is an achievement which stands testament to his fine work and the desire by players both here in the UK and internationally to play Michaels concert guitars.
Michael works from his workshop in the beautiful setting of Earls Barton Northants England.
Michaels concert guitars are played by many professional players the world over and his name carries the reputation, which only a time served, experience, well respected luthier can attain.
All Michaels guitars are hand made using the highest quality woods with traditional tools, as used by the past makers, and with much passion and attention to detail.
Michael makes guitars in the Traditional and 'layered-top' (this guitar being sold being Traditional build) construction and each hand made guitar receives the very same time and dedication from Michael.
Some more information about the luthier...
Luthier: Michael Gee
Serial No. 588
Model: Concert Classical
Bracing: Tradition Fan Strut Bracing
Top: First Grade Canadian Cedar
(the underside of the top is signed by Michael with the message "2011 Good luck be good xxxxxx")
Back: First Grade Indian Rosewood
Sides: First Grade Indian Rosewood
Rosette: Michael Gee Hand Crafted Inset
Tuners: David Rogers (Engraved)
Headstock: M Gee Silhouette
Scale Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
This traditionally built cedar top guitar is described as resembling the instruments of Hernandez y Aguado, which influenced Michael’s work.
A very projecting instrument having a warm, rich and seducing tone. The full and open basses are supporting the clear rounded trebles to give a guitar that invites to play subtle music for large audiences.
It is all French-polished, the engraved tuning machines are made by David Rodgers and Humicase is included.
The guitar is in wondeeful condition having only slight varnish nail markings to the polish which can be seen the photographs.