Gerhard Oldiges of Marburg

  • Year:

    New - labelled 2011.

  • Body:

    Palo Escrito - a true rosewood (dalbergia paloescrito)
    from Mexico and highly regarded as a guitar tonewood.
    This set has very attractive colours of gold, amber and reddish brown.
    Top bout:- 275 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 235 mm.
    Bottom bout:- 360 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - which has been thermo-treated; a technique used by violin makers over the last century or two, to accelerate the maturing / opening up of the wood. As a consequence of the heat treatment, the wood darkens. Fan-strutted format with a top that is silky and has lots of medullary ray figuring. The rosette is simply exquisite in colours of browns and creams. Rosewood bridge with a plain, bone top to the tie-block; characteristic of the period.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller model G with snakewood buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1493 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished and looking simply charming; so reminiscent of the Manuel Ramirez and Santos Hernandez guitars of the 1910-1925 period.

  • Comments:

    Always having been enchanted by the early 20th century Madrid guitars, Gerhard Oldiges has produced several of this style of guitar with great success.
    By comparison with the Hauser-style guitar and typical modern-day guitars, this 'Spanish' style has a smaller body, shorter scale length and a deep, sweet, rounded sound characteristic of the period that inspires this design.
    One of the most attractive instruments to look at, very comfortable to play and with a delightful, old-world sound, this is a guitar that would appeal to someone prone to falling in love with high-level, handcrafted instruments ... yet at the same time such a guitar is a treat in the concert hall.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2012.
    + 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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