Gernot Wagner of Frankfurt, Germany

  • Year:

    2015 - number 329. Dated and signed by the maker on the label and underneath the soundboard.

  • Body:

    African blackwood (dalbergia melanoxylon) - very dark and straight-grained, is well-known as a high quality timber for musical instruments including clarinets. With attractive purfling and rosewood bindings.
    Body length:- 484mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm & 102 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 100 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - in double-top format with Nomex inner layer, and cedar inner layer with five near-parallel, spruce struts.
    The maker's rosette appears very 'Barcelona' style with elements reminiscent of Simplicio and Fleta surrounded by multi-coloured rings. Dark rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block capping and 12-hole tie option.
    Shellac french polished.

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers with engraved brass side-plates, white rollers and ebony buttons. mounted on an ebony-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm on an ebony fingerboard with is 'elevated' over the body.

  • Neck Width:

    52cm with 42.5mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1630 grams

  • Condition:

    This autumn 2015 guitar is very recent of course. In attractive condition, there is some evidence of string-changing marks - very minor and superficial - below the bridge. The back and sides appear as new. The front has three or four of the tiniest marks. So - nearly new but not utterly mark-free.

  • Comments:

    These Gernot Wagner double-top guitars are certainly powerful but with an impressive clarity, balance and refinement that many other modern construction instruments do not have. Although less talked-about than the Dammann guitars that were first produced based on Gernot Wagner's technological developments, they really do need to be equally recognised as the sound quality and refinement of these instruments is right up there. The workmanship and attention to detail, both inside and outside are of impeccable standard.
    With body air resonance around F, this powerful guitar has a real depth of sound combined with a clear, warm and well-projecting treble making it suitable for soloist or ensemble performer alike. At the same time it responds well to pianissimo playing; something that many modern guitars are not good at.
    An exceptional quality instrument that could be the envy of many professional performers.

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  • Price:
    Sold April 2016
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