Walter Verreydt of Kessel, Belgium

  • Year:

    2018 June - labelled, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - very straight-grained timber on both back and sides with maple purflings and rosewood bindings.
    Body length:- 485mm.
    Top bout:- 278 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 98 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 99 mm deep.
    All shellac polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - very silky, beautifully-quartered timber - with lattice-braced construction to provide spontaneous sound and loudness. Stunningly beautiful rosette and rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block capping..
    Shellac french-polished to high standard.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller model G50 tuning machines with engraved brass side-plates and ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1475 grams

  • Condition:

    New and looking very handsome. All shellac french-polished.

  • 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. This particular one seems to very open and loud, yet with tonal flexibility - very pleasing.
    Being spruce and with traditional back and sides, this powerful guitar has a more traditional tone range and sustain than most other lattice guitars.
    The same model has been played and much loved by Fernando Espi, Andrea da Vitis, Jan Depreter and Paul Gregory (cedar version).
    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:
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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.

+ 44 (0) 1732 453 523

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