Curt Claus Voigt began his apprenticeship in Markneukirchen, at the company Marma, Karl Bauer KG, a small factory with 8-10 guitar makers, which manufactured almost all types of guitars, including classical, jazz, and Hawaiian, as well as electric guitars and basses, mandolins and banjos. He was trained by his grandfather Kurt Voigt, his father Günter Voigt, and the master violin maker Hans Zölch to deepen his understanding of historical instruments. Curt Claus passed his master’s examination in 1980 and began to work freelance as a restorer of historical plucked instruments for museums and private collectors (Grassi Museum Leipzig, Erfurt Anger Museum, City Museum Meiningen; Volkskundemuseum Teodone, Brunico, South Tyrol and others). In 1988 he took over the company Kurt Voigt & Son from his father and moved to Wasserburg am Inn, Upper Bavaria. Curt Claus continued his education through workshops with Jose Romanillos (in 1991 and 1994) and with numerous studies of historic instruments in museums and private collections throughout France, England, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Spain.
Here we have a very well maintained instrument by Curt Claus Voigt from 2015. The guitar is in an excellent overall condition without any repairs or cracks. It only has some playing wear on the top. This beautiful “GranSolo” model has a very fine, almost antique-looking spruce top, which is complemented by a charming Ziricote. The whole guitar is finished with shellac and the polish has been executed superbly. Due to the lattice-style top and the excellent quality of workmanship, the sound volume and projection of this guitar are particularly impressive. An interesting feature is also the use of a lattice-shaped bracing pattern on the back of the guitar, which creates a very rigid body that effectively transports the sound. The zero fret improves the tonal balance between the open and held notes and also leads to a very balanced playing experience. Due to its special sound sensitivity, this GranSolo has many fine sound nuances combined with a grandiose volume and a noble tone. It is highly recommendable for all ambitious and passionate musicians who are looking for an expressive guitar that will convince them with its many facets of sound.
|Luthier:||Curt Claus Voigt|
|Back and sides:||Ziricote|
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