Walter Verreydt of Kessel, Belgium

  • Year:

    2013 - 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.
    Body length:- 485mm.
    Top bout:- 277 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    All shellac polished.

  • Front:

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

  • Tuners:

    Rodgers L635 vintage style with engraved brass side-plates, white rollers and white mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets (and 20th for 1st string) on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1530 grams

  • Condition:

    This guitar is in original condition with minor playing / handling marks. The more visible is a small rash of shirt button marks on the top corner of the back and some little marks below the bridge from string-changing.

  • Comments:

    The guitars of Walter Verreydt are simply exquisite ... the choice of timbers, the quality of workmanship, the fine decorative details and standard of polishing come together in something quite special.
    Unusually for this maker, this lattice example has a cedar front. With traditional back and sides, this powerful guitar has a more traditional tone range and sustain than most other lattice guitars.
    The spruce version is played and much loved by Fernando Espi, Andrea da Vitis and Jan Depreter.
    A simply beautiful and highly effective concert guitar that in terms of volume, speed and projection compares well with many more expensive labels.

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  • Price:
    Sold April 2017
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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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