Romantic Format Guitar (Vissenaire Style) Germany 1900's


Interesting romantic format guitar dated from the end of the 19th century, beginning of the 20th century.

Taking the style of Nicolas Vissenaire (1793-1867), famous luthier of the Romantic period, based in Lyon.

In a more rustic style and decades later, experimentation with the shape of the guitar continues and a luthier will produce this guitar of which research regarding the iron mark does not yet provide any information .

An astonishing guitar, which easily stands out among the others but also among the production of the time.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: Spruce
  • Bottom : Walnut veneered (on maple)
  • Sides: Walnut veneered (on maple)
  • Handle: Black tinted
  • Fingerboard: Tinted black
  • Width at nut: 44.5 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 17 frets
  • Scale: 620 mm
  • Profile: D
  • Country of manufacture: Germany
  • Year: 1900's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: White mother-of-pearl inlaid on the rosette / Wooden fillets
  • Details: Visible traces of wear, dings and scratches / Traces of restorations (see photos) / Repaired table slot / Delivered without case

Like all of our instruments, this guitar is fully restored and completely playable.

A remarkable job was done during the adjustment in order to have very good playing comfort.

So, beyond a defined, balanced and delicate sound, this guitar is very pleasant to play.

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