Gernot Wagner, Germany
Double Top (Ex Jason Vieaux)
spr.Nomex ced. soundboard
2005
(Sold)
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Overview: Offered here is a magnificent, very powerful, very rare concert guitar with a particularly warm, creamy, even sound by the great German master, Gernot Wagner. This guitar has had one owner, 2015 Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux. Mr. Vieaux writes:

"From 2005 until recently I performed all my orchestral, chamber, and solo concerts around the world on the Gernot Wagner double top classical guitar offered here. Recently I purchased a second Gernot Wagner double top guitar. I now perform and record exclusively with this second Wagner guitar." 

"In 2014 I recorded my entire 2015 Grammy award winning Azica CD Play with my first Wagner guitar, the guitar for sale here. I also recorded my CDs: Piazzolla (2011) and Jason Vieaux - Bach Vol. 1: Works for Lute (2009) with this guitar."

"My first Gernot Wagner double top guitar, the guitar offered for sale here, has superb projection; a magnificent warm, clear, balanced sound in all registers; strong fundamental tones; lovely complimentary overtones; an unusually large color palette; a very fast response to large and small changes in dynamics and attack; and a very comfortable neck profile and action set up."

Included with the sale of this unique guitar will be a letter of provenance signed by Jason Vieaux, a signed copy of his 2015 Grammy award winning Azica CD Play, and signed copies of Mr. Vieaux's CDs' Piazzolla (2011) and Jason Vieaux - Bach Vol. 1: Works for Lute (2009). Jason Vieaux recorded all three of these CDs in their entirety using this 2005 Gernot Wagner double top guitar.

Guitars International has represented Gernot Wagner in North America since 1995. Though Gernot Wagner's waiting list is extensive, Guitars International, Gernot Wagner's exclusive North American dealer, is honored to be able to offer from time to time a rare new example of this consummate artist's work. (Learn more about this classical guitar maker).

See also the Summer 2016 issue of Classical Guitar magazine, pp 48-50, for an interview with master guitar maker Gernot Wagner about his groundbreaking work.

Materials: Beautiful dark CSA sides and back, European spruce/Nomex/western red cedar double top soundboard construction, moderately elevated ebony fingerboard with "V" graft head to neck joint, Rodgers L201 Baker style tuning machine heads with sterling silver sideplates and kidney shaped ebony buttons, French polish of shellac finish, 650mm string length, and a new TKL double arched hard shell case.

Play (Grammy Award)
Piazzolla
Bach Vol. 1