IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

gian56
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IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by gian56 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:58 am

Very beautiful Edgar Monch 1968

- Type / luthier: classical
- Year of construction: 1968
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Nut width (mm): 50,05
- Top: spruce
- Bracing (fan/lattice/other): fan
- Back / Sides: rosewood
- Fingerboard / (bridge): ebony/maybe rosewood
- Sound: melodious and poetic
- Condition: very good
- Price: 7.200,00 €.
- Viewing / trial possible: yes
- Location (nearest city): Genova (Italy)

Guitar with perfect action, very comfortable, light enough, original Landstorfer mechanics, Hauser style bass, soft and melodious treble, fascinating sound.

"""The Guitar Builder Edgar Mönch, born in Leipzig on the 29th October of 1907, descended from a family of musicians. The mother, Russian, was a pianist, the father was a violinist and kapellmeister. He spent his childhood in Russia, attended school there and afterwards studied engineering at the technical university of Danzig (translator’s note: today: Gdansk, Poland). He then worked as a technical interpreter at the Stoka Plant in Prague. Furthermore, he studied the violin there at the conservatory. He got around to guitar making as a German prisoner of war in an English camp. There he met a violin maker from Breslau (TN: today: Wroclaw, Poland), who showed him, how to build a guitar. From 1947 when he was released from war imprisonment up to his death this was the profession he worked in. He brought his knowledge to perfection via studies in Spain with the befriended guitar maker Marcelo Barbero in Madrid. Edgar Mönch’s manual skilfulness and his perfectionism brought him global appreciation. He was fanatic in his work and self-critical as can be rarely seen. A Stradivari of Guitar Building. He eagerly gave his knowledge forward to his pupils and from his workshop came good guitar builders like John Larrivée, Kolya Panhuyzen, Ken Bowen and Josph Kurek. Edgar Mönch died two months after his son’s death at the 16th of February 1977. Segovia, Julian Bream, John Williams, Vincente Gomez and many more guitar players around the world played and play a Mönch Guitar.""

I add only that many believe, including myself, that his guitars sound at least like the Hauser of the same period.
:bye: Gian
D.J. Rubio 1983 Hauser II 1970 Michel Bruck 1996 Tobias Braun 2016 Adamo Ricci 1964 Camacho Viera 1969 Tacchi 2008 Friederich abete 1963 e 64 Emilio Pascual 1925 Fritz Ober 2016

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Re: IT €.7200 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by gian56 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:10 pm

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D.J. Rubio 1983 Hauser II 1970 Michel Bruck 1996 Tobias Braun 2016 Adamo Ricci 1964 Camacho Viera 1969 Tacchi 2008 Friederich abete 1963 e 64 Emilio Pascual 1925 Fritz Ober 2016

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Re: IT €.7200 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by mvisscher » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:57 am

Wow! You don't see many of these coming up for sale. I hope it finds an appreciative home!

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Re: IT €.7200 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by rinneby » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:47 am

PM, just out of curiosity, sent.

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Re: IT €.7200 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by guitarjazz » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:32 pm

What a cool instrument!

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Re: IT €.7200 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by gian56 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:35 am

guitarjazz wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:32 pm
What a cool instrument!
:merci:
Yes, it's true
and even the sound is wonderful
who will buy the Monch will not be disappointed! :D
:bye: Gian
D.J. Rubio 1983 Hauser II 1970 Michel Bruck 1996 Tobias Braun 2016 Adamo Ricci 1964 Camacho Viera 1969 Tacchi 2008 Friederich abete 1963 e 64 Emilio Pascual 1925 Fritz Ober 2016

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Re: IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by gian56 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Price reduced to 6600€.
:bye: Gian
D.J. Rubio 1983 Hauser II 1970 Michel Bruck 1996 Tobias Braun 2016 Adamo Ricci 1964 Camacho Viera 1969 Tacchi 2008 Friederich abete 1963 e 64 Emilio Pascual 1925 Fritz Ober 2016

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Re: IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by Tom » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:12 am

i can see you have quite an impressive collections... I played Monch once and was quite impressed with its very unique character.

If I can offload one of my collection soon I may consider this Monch.

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Re: IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by ps119 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi,

Can you tell me anything about what sort of repairs have been made to the guitar? From the pictures it appears that there is some crazing in the finish and some nicks and dings, but otherwise it looks in very good shape. Do you have the CITES paperwork required to ship this to the USA?

Steve

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Re: IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by gian56 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:47 am

ps119 wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:15 pm
Hi,

Can you tell me anything about what sort of repairs have been made to the guitar? From the pictures it appears that there is some crazing in the finish and some nicks and dings, but otherwise it looks in very good shape. Do you have the CITES paperwork required to ship this to the USA?

Steve
Hi Steve,
sorry but I do not have the CITES paperwork
:bye: Gian
P.S. Have been made no repairs to the Monch.
D.J. Rubio 1983 Hauser II 1970 Michel Bruck 1996 Tobias Braun 2016 Adamo Ricci 1964 Camacho Viera 1969 Tacchi 2008 Friederich abete 1963 e 64 Emilio Pascual 1925 Fritz Ober 2016

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Re: IT €.6600 Edgar Monch spruce 1968, Genova (Italy)

Post by gian56 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:39 am

Thank you for archiving this sale.
:bye: gian
D.J. Rubio 1983 Hauser II 1970 Michel Bruck 1996 Tobias Braun 2016 Adamo Ricci 1964 Camacho Viera 1969 Tacchi 2008 Friederich abete 1963 e 64 Emilio Pascual 1925 Fritz Ober 2016

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