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Original 19th Century Romantic Guitar (Thomas Simon Mittenwald 1820-1870)

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Hamburg, Germany
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An original 19th century instrument built by the renowned luthier Thomas Simon of Mittenwald.

Wonderfully constructed the instrument is a pleasure to play with a sweet and full sound well balanced through all registers. The neck is very comfortable and allows great ease of play.

Built with fantastic materials - spruce top, beautiful flaming maple sides and back, perhaps ebony fingerboard (I am not 100% certain). Beautiful bone/ivory tuners and ebony bridge pins with mother of pearl dot. The instrument sports a very charming and attractive "panormo" style headstock.

The guitar has been professionally restored. There was one crack to the right side of the back which has been repaired. 

I have another guitar from Thomas Simon labelled under the Georg Tiefenbrunner workshop which is one of my favourite guitars. Tiefenbrunner studied with the great master J.G. Stauffer and is far too underrated, and constructed wonderful instruments, alongside them was Thomas Simon the builder of this guitar. They really are fine guitars.

Built according to the standard dimensions of the early romantic guitar this is an ideal instrument for historically informed performance practice exploration of the repertoire of the classical romantic period.

String length: 71 cm
Width at nut: 4.7

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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