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Hugh M. Sutherland, Victoria, BC, March 2010
Length of back: 408 mm (16 1⁄16") Playing string length: 378 mm (14 7⁄8").
Hugh Sutherland is a well-known and prolific amateur Victoria luthier who has won many prizes in local competitions. This instrument was made on a personal model that is quite shallow in the ribs at the neck (28 mm) and deep in the lower bouts (41 mm). The one-piece back is from a 50 year old log of B.C. maple which yielded most of his best instruments. Front is of B.C. Englemann Spruce. New condition. Click here for photo of maker.