1965 Edgar Monch Classical Guitar SOLD

Today we have an Edgar Monch Classical Guitar from the end of his Munich period.

Edgar Monch began building classical guitars in Munich, Germany during the 1950’s and was associated with Herman Hauser II; Monch apparently did much of the finishing for Hauser.

His guitars were played by Julian Bream and John Williams in the earlier parts of their careers, and these instruments are truly concert grade, with a clear, strongly projecting and highly responsive tone.

In 1965, Monch immigrated to Canada, settling in Toronto. Edgar Mönch had a key role in the training of many of Canada’s promintent luthiers through Jean Larrivee, who himself trained William Grit Laskin, GW Barry, Sergei de Jonge, and so many others.

In the early 1970’s, Monch returned to Germany and established a shop in Freiburg, in the Baden-Wurttemberg state, where he lived until his passing in the later 1970’s.

This 1965 Edgar Monch Classical Guitar is from just before his Toronto period, one of the last from Munich. It has a clear, commanding voice with a full, rich tone and is suitable for the hands of an advanced or professional guitarist.

It’s had some top cracks repaired, and is structurally in good condition. Of a similar design to Hauser guitars of the period, It features a Spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides and bridge, an ebony fingerboard with 650mm scale length and 50mm nut width.

Serial Number: Built during 1965 at Edgar Mönch’s shop in Munich, in the German state of Bavaria.
This instrument is SOLD.

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