GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Tom » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:02 pm

Are you willing to send overseas ?

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by CT20 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:59 pm

Tom,
Telling Steve where overseas you live and if you're willing to pay for it totally prior to shipping taking the risk that it's impounded might help him answer. It is after all Brazilian Rosewood.

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Pat Dodson » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:03 pm

Easy to find the tube video and the version of Curlew. The latter in particular shows off the beautiful sound of this guitar. The trebles are to die for.

Good luck with the sale Steve. What a guitar!

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by UKsteve » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:08 pm

Tom wrote:Are you willing to send overseas ?
See my original post: I will ship overseas if you cannot get to London, and I will pack it perfectly, but the buyer would have to arrange the courier. That's exactly what I did myself when I bought the guitar.

I could also be persuaded to travel to Paris or Brussels with it since those are very easy for me to get to via the London Eurostar. I won't fly with it.
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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by UKsteve » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:12 pm

Pat Dodson wrote:Easy to find the tube video and the version of Curlew. The latter in particular shows off the beautiful sound of this guitar. The trebles are to die for. Good luck with the sale Steve. What a guitar!
Hey Pat - Thanks for the kind words. The recording is just an Apogee mIc into an iPad but does give some indication of how much strength and separation the guitar has. It really does seem to me to sit midway between a modern lattice top and traditional bracing. I've really enjoyed having it around but I bought a seriously expensive instrument earlier this year and need to recoup some of that outlay, otherwise I'd keep it.

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Guitar-ded » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:56 pm

I'm surprised that this hasn't gone yet so here's a little bump for the upcoming weekend.
You're welcome, and best of luck.
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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by UKsteve » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:14 pm

Guitar-ded wrote:I'm surprised that this hasn't gone yet so here's a little bump for the upcoming weekend.
You're welcome, and best of luck.
Hey! That's very kind of you.

Yes, I'm surprised it hasn't gone yet. I think it's an awful lot of guitar for the money, from a very well known luthier, and BRW with no cracks! I guess it's down to the economy, Brexit etc? In the meantime, I'm enjoying having it around.

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by simonm » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:57 pm

At today's exchange rate, that's about 3,350 Euros for those on the "mainland".

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by UKsteve » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:18 am

Weeked bump for a fabulous instrument.

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Debussychopin » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:32 am

For those in the know , please enlighten me about kwakkel. This is a great sale here seems like

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by UKsteve » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:12 am

Debussychopin wrote:For those in the know , please enlighten me about kwakkel. This is a great sale here seems like
Bert Kwakkel is one of the best known luthiers in Europe. He's been working for a long time and has a large number of professional guitarists using his instruments. His website details 31 individual professionals using his guitars.

He's made in excess of 500 instruments. Guitaarsalon put up a very nice video on Vimeo of a special "Jubilee Concert" where several great guitarists played his 500th guitar. You can see it here:

https://vimeo.com/31921187

Yes, I think this is a "great sale" for a pro level instrument in Brazilian, but the economy is tight out there I guess. I'm enjoying having it around for now.

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:30 pm

UKsteve wrote:... Guitaarsalon put up a very nice video on Vimeo of a special "Jubilee Concert" where several great guitarists played his 500th guitar. You can see it here...
I am glad you mentioned that: I love this video -- it has such a great variety of music!

This is a stupendous deal on a beautiful guitar -- I hope that somebody snatches it up soon!

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Debussychopin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:37 am

Thanks for that info.

I just thought, how do you pronounce this name??
It must be good then.

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by Aung » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:58 pm

Hi Steve, I am interested in it. What is the best way of contacting you?

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Re: GB £.2995 Bert Kwakkel Merula cedar 2001, London/St. Albans

Post by UKsteve » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:23 am

Aung wrote:Hi Steve, I am interested in it. What is the best way of contacting you?
Hi - Just private message me on this forum and I'll respond to you: Click on "UKsteve" and you'll get the option to "send private message".

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