2011 - April. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.
Indian rosewood - fine quality and very straight-grained, with maple purflings and rosewood bindings.
Body length:- 484mm.
Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
Waist:- 237 mm & 97 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 99 mm deep.
All shellac french-polished.
European spruce of outstanding quality with extensive bearclaw figuring with a very beautiful, fine-detailed rosette and rosewood bridge. Since new the front has developed a beautiful amber colour.
Waverly - Irving Sloane with white rollers and ebony buttons
65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut with 43.5mm string spacing.
The guitar is in lovely condition - the polish having been refreshed to remove superficial marking.
A short crack in the side where a guitar support was used, has been cleated internally.
The concert guitars of Walter Verreydt are made in a tasteful, traditional way with great precision, care and love. Since 1988, Walter has taught guitar-making at the "Centrum voor muziekinstrumentenbouw" in Puurs (near Antwerpen).
When new this guitar had a high-class, traditional sound character -with real clarity and a full, rounded, potentially sweet sound with a strong centre to each note. Now having been played in, it has developed a magnificent sound palette. The body air resonance is around F#. It offers a wide variety of tone colour and is quite responsive to vibrato. We are hugely impressed with these guitars - precisely made, looking very beautiful and with impressive sound - and all at a very competitive price; very hard to beat, if not equal.
Walter Verreydt - Click here to find out more about this maker
"Immediately at our first meeting it was clear to me that Miles Roberts, unlike most guitarists, can put into words exactly the qualities of the guitar he examined and that he can describe precisely what he expects of a good instrument. Miles' wide vision, nourished by the many contacts with both guitarists and guitar makers, makes it possible for him to find the perfect match between the instrument in the Kent Guitar Classics’ collection and the buying guitarist. It is for a guitar maker most pleasant to work with someone who has an eye for the smallest details of the design, the construction and the decoration of an instrument: it stimulates to work on a higher level each time."
Walter Verreydt | Maker of high quality classical guitars.
+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523
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