Walter Verreydt of Kessel, Belgium

  • Year:

    2014 - Enrique Garcia 1917 model.

  • Body:

    Brazilian rosewood with CITES certification - with beautiful range of colours on the back from orange to mid and dark browns. The sides have very stable, straight-grained sides. Fine, double-line purflings and rounded heel cap; all as Enrique Garcia design.
    Body length:- 475 mm.
    Top bout:- 273 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 235 mm & 92 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 353 mm wide & 95 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce of very fine quality with a lot of medullary over the whole soundboard. A very beautiful, fine-detailed rosette - almost a study in black & white. Dark, slim rosewood bridge with pearl framing. All copied from the Garcia guitar.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers tuning machines, pattern L179 with engraved brass side-plates and mother-of-pearl buttons. Mounted on a rosewood-faced,Torres-shaped head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    51.5 mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1517 grams

  • Condition:

    I very good condition, with very minor playing marks.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    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 (Belgium).
    This particular instrument is one of a limited series; that replicate a 1917 Enrique Garcia, number 187 seen within a collection in Paris.
    It has a high-class, traditional sound character - with a warm, clear ringing sound; plenty of bass, strong middle and possessing real clarity and long sustain in the treble. It offers a wide variety of tone colour and is quite responsive to vibrato. We are hugely impressed with all of Walter Verreydt's guitars regardless of which model. They are so precisely made, looking very beautiful and with impressive sound - and all at a very competitive price; very hard to beat, if not equal.

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  • Price:
    Sold June 2016
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"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.

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