Johan Sarens of Antwerpen

  • Year:

    2018. Labelled, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - straight-grained timber on both back and sides with maple purflings, back centre-strip and rosewood bindings. As part of the construction designed to give power, the sides are lined with cypress.
    Body length:- 485mm.
    Top bout:- 275 mm wide & 91 mm deep.
    Waist:- 234 mm & 94 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    All shellac polished.

  • Front:

    Fine-grained, silky Canadian cedar in a carbon-reinforced, spruce lattice construction to provide spontaneous sound and loudness. Attractive geometric rosette and rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block capping.
    Shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller - high-precision, well-engineered tuners with model F Baker side-plates, white rollers and ebony buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard - and 20th fret for the 1st string.

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1470 grams

  • Condition:


  • Comments:

    Johan Sarens combined studying jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with guitar construction at CMB (Centre for musical instrument making) with Walter Verreydt. In 2017, he received the "Gouden Bootschaaf 2017" - golden fingerplane. This prize is for exceptional craftsmanship and for honoring and spreading the knowledge of the instrument-building craft. Being both guitar player and builder gives him the advantage of an intimate knowledge of the instrument.
    This particular guitar is clearly loud and forward-projecting, yet offers tonal variety, clarity and a wide range of dynamic. At a very reasonable price, this is highly-recommended.

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  • Price:
    Sold October 2018
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