US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by larryguitar » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:47 am

dgutowski wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:47 am
How much did this guitar cost originally? It is a beautiful instrument! And yes, good luck selling it.
There is only one rule in business, never reveal your cost. :-)

I’m curious how much Manuel worked with African Blackwood. Did he make many instruments with it? It is certainly beautiful. I’ve never actually held a guitar made with that wood. What is it like in terms of weight?

It’s funny that Manuel started out making guitars from reclaimed Brazilian that he had salavaged from the dining tables of troop carrier ships that were being broken down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, or so the story goes.

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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:21 am

For such a vintage guitar the original price is not relevant at all. What did a Ramrirez 1a cost in 1970, a Santos in 1929, a Torres in 1876? You could get a Miguel Rodriguez for less than 3000 $ in the 70s, today a Churchdoor Rodriguez in good condition will cost between 20 000 and 40 000 $. Times change, prices too.
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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by riffmeister » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:18 pm

larryguitar wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:47 am
I’m curious how much Manuel worked with African Blackwood. Did he make many instruments with it? It is certainly beautiful. I’ve never actually held a guitar made with that wood. What is it like in terms of weight?

It’s funny that Manuel started out making guitars from reclaimed Brazilian that he had salavaged from the dining tables of troop carrier ships that were being broken down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, or so the story goes.
Yes, I have heard that, too, about Manuel's early sources of Brazilian rosewood. Makes sense, he was in the right place at the right time for that.

I know of only one other Velazquez guitar with African blackwood, it belongs to one of our fellow Delcampers. From what I have seen of Manuel's guitars on the market over the last 20 years, it would seem that he built with more varied woods used in the back & sides in the 1990s, e.g., African blackwood and Koa. I have read that African blackwood can be very dense.....the guitar I am selling doesn't feel much heavier than his other guitars, but I do not have accurate measurements to back that up. This guitar does have a very clear, separated voice which may be at least partially attributed to the African blackwood used in the instrument.

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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by Zen » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Hi, I would like to contact you about this guitar but don’t know how to send a private message, having just joined the site a few minutes ago...
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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by Ludwig » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:51 pm

dgutowski wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:47 am
How much did this guitar cost originally? It is a beautiful instrument! And yes, good luck selling it.
I think this is not a good question, if I were the owner, I would not answer such a question.

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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by Zen » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Thanks Ludwig, my message was unclear - I meant to contact the seller via the forum’s PM function, which I see that I can now use.
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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by Number 6 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:28 pm

Lovely instrument!!! Velazquez is probably the one of if not the most desirable American luthiers. A very very good price for an Velazquez that is in excellent+ condition.

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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by riffmeister » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:09 am

This guitar is now sold, moderators please move to the archive section.

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Re: US $10000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1992, Philadelphia PA

Post by bacsidoan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:30 am

riffmeister wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:09 am
This guitar is now sold, moderators please move to the archive section.
Congrats to buyer and seller. The Riffmeister knows how to buy and sell great guitars :)

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