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C-743, Edgar Mönch (Germany)

Edgar Mönch was one of the most important classical guitar makers in Munich, the other being Hermann Hauser!!!

The spruce top of this guitar has evolved in a beautiful way, offering a magnificent singing voice…

A true collector’s guitar, built in the traditional Spanish heel design, with the sides attached into the handle block.!!!

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Description

Concert Classical Guitar

Made in the year 1965 (Toronto)

Guitar N-13 

650mm scale with 51mm nut

European spruce top

Indian rosewood back and sides

Mahogany  neck

Ebony fingerboard

Landstorfer original tuners

Natural laquer finishing

Hard shell case included

 

Total length of the guitar is 98 cm / 38.58 inches

Body length is 48.5 cm/18.8976 inch

The upper bout is 28 cm / 11.02 inches

The bottom bout is 36.5 cm / 14.37 inches

The width is 9.5 cm / 3.74 inches

The weight of the guitar is 1.5 Kg / 3.30 lb

 

Luthier Edgar Mönch was born in Leipzig on October 29, 1907,

Descending from a family of musicians, his Russian mother was a pianist, his father a violinist and bandmaster.

Edgar Mönch spent his childhood in Russia, attended school there and later studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University in Gdansk.

He worked as a technical interpreter at the Skoda Works in Prague, where he also studied violin at the conservatory.

It was while he was a German prisoner of war in an English POW camp that he got involved in guitar making. There he met a Wroclaw luthier who showed him how to make a guitar.

Released from captivity in 1947, Edgar Mönch began working as a luthier. He perfected his knowledge of guitar making by studying in Spain with guitar maker friend Marcelo Barbero in Madrid. Edgar Mönch’s skill and drive for perfection earned him worldwide recognition.

He worked very precisely and self-critically like any other German luthier before. Edgar willingly passed on his knowledge to his students, and world-renowned luthiers such as John Larrivee, Kolya Panhuyzen, Ken Bowen and Joseph Kurek grew out of his workshop.

Two months after his son’s passing, Edgar Mönch himself died on February 16, 1977.

Mönch lived for some time in Toronto where he was also a highly influential teacher for many early Canadian luthiers including Jean Larrivee & Sergei De Jonge…

Classical guitars built by Edgar Mönch are professional concert grade instruments, Segovia, Julian Bream, John Williams, Vicente Gomez and many other guitarists around the world played and still play a Mönch guitar.

 

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 115 × 51 × 21 cm

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