Walter Verreydt made his first instruments in 1985. As a teacher
wood working and a music lover it was a logical step to the interest in
the construction of musical instruments
His passion for the sound of the classical guitar drove him to guitar making.
From the start Walter had the opportunity to study the work of renowned guitar makers as Bouchet, Fleta, Hernandez-Aguado, and others. He also had good contacts with eminent guitar makers as Daniel Friedrich and José Romanillos. This was a rich source of information. In Granada he got acquainted with the elegant and refined South Spanish guitar making tradition.
Since 1988 Walter teaches Classical guitar making at the Centrum voor Muziekinstrumentenbouw in Puurs (Belgium). Next to the necessary basics he tries to bring his students to affinity for the instrument and the craftsmanship.
The guitars are handmade in the Spanish tradition. Every instrument is the product of personal growth and constant studies. Therefore details can differ between instruments, such as shape of the head and small changes in the form of the body.
All instruments are made with carefully selected top quality woods that have been aged over 10 years in the best conditions.
The rosettes are made in small quantities in personal design. They are made of boxwood, ebony, maple, mahogany, rosewood and fruit trees.
Standard string length: 650mm (other string lengths on demand)
Machine heads: “Irvin Sloane” (other machine heads on demand)
Choice of wood:
Top: European spruce, Western red Cedar, Sitka spruce
Back and sides: Rosewood, European maple, Cypress