Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    Completed February 2012. Labelled in 2011.

  • Body:

    Spanish cypress - in three pieces of beautiful, straight-grained wood.
    The neck is of central American cedar with ebony fingerboard.

  • Front:

    European spruce - very silky and tight-grained, with a brass tornovoz in the soundhole. The bridge is unlike the typical modern bridge and has been modified from the 1856 Torres to include a saddle - see photo.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved, brass sideplates and horn buttons. The Torres original will probably have had a peg-head and much later converted to machine tuners.

  • Scale:

    65 cm. 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard - with three thicknesses of fret wire - as the original.

  • Neck Width:

    51.5 mm

  • Weight:

    1375 grams - very light

  • Condition:

    In very good condition - with some light marks.
    All shellac french-polished.

    Note - the mp3 sample of if the previous one which seems identical.

  • Comments:

    The original guitar 1856 "La Leona“ was built by the great spanish master Antonio de Torres and was restored a few years ago in Germany. Stefano Grondona and Wulfin Lieske have made recordings with the original “La Leona” which belongs to a German collector and is often played in public recitals by Wulfin Lieske. The original and copies alike, are very light with a body resonance right down at D. The whole character of the guitar is very deep yet the treble has good, penetrating strength. It is a totally different and thrilling experience to play this style of instrument. Gerhard Oldiges has made seven or eight such guitars - they require great care in the making and are a very limited edition hence a rare opportunity.

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  • Price:
    Sold January 2016
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

"I would love to go through the process of buying a good guitar from Miles at KGCL because he really knows his stuff. But actually, I make them and so enjoy seeing my guitars amongst such a very fine selection of extremely good instruments. I feel very honoured that they are presented at Kent Guitar Classics."

Gerhard Oldiges | Maker of fine classical guitars in the Hauser style.

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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