Build and features
This Admira marries a solid cedar top with laminated rosewood back and sides that are well figured and bookmatched. There is single carriage lining and black purfling to both the top and bottom of the rims with a very flowery transfer rosette around the soundhole.
Set on the ‘C’-shaped mahogany neck, with its pointed heel, is a rosewood fingerboard with 19 medium size frets. The headstock is faced with rosewood laminate and has a set of gold-plated three-on-a-strip tuners with pearloid buttons, while the synthetic nut looks awkward and is matched by the chunky saddle on a ‘production line’ rosewood bridge.
The electrics are by Shadow - a Nano SHL99 Piezo undersaddle pickup is powered by a FourPlus preamp, which is set into the rim of the front bout with four-band EQ and shape switch, volume and phase invert switch.