• You cannot add "Armin Hanika - 1a Torres CF" to the cart because the product is out of stock.

Edgar Mönch – 1968

SOLD

Delivery Time: ca. 48 hours

Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries. CONTACT

Product Description

The Guitar Builder Edgar Mönch, born in Leipzig on the 29th October of 1907, descended from a family of musicians. His mother, Russian, was a pianist, and his father a violinist and kapellmeister. He spent his childhood in Russia, attended school there and afterwards studied engineering at the technical university of Danzig (translator’s note: today: Gdansk, Poland). He then worked as a technical interpreter at the Stoka Plant in Prague and studied the violin at the local conservatory. He got into guitar making in an English war camp where he met a violin maker from Breslau (TN: today: Wroclaw, Poland), who showed him, how to build a guitar.
From 1947 up to his death this was the profession he worked in. He brought his knowledge to perfection via studies with the befriended guitar maker Marcelo Barbero in Madrid, Spain. Edgar Mönch’s manual skilfulness and his perfectionism brought him global appreciation. He was fanatic in his work and self-critical as can be rarely seen. A Stradivari of the guitar making. He eagerly gave his knowledge forward to his pupils and some very good guitar builders such as John Larrivée, Kolya Panhuyzen, Ken Bowen and Joseph Kurek came out of his workshop. Edgar Mönch died two months after his son’s death on the 16th of February 1977. Segovia, Julian Bream, John Williams, Vincente Gomez and many more guitar players around the world played and play a Mönch Guitar.

This guitar built in Toronto in 1968 is in excellent condition with only one hair-line crack on the side. It is completely original, including the varnish and the Landstorfer mechanics. It has a sound of touching purity and a perfect separation of voices. The handling of this instrument is extremely pleasant, and one feels all the pleasure of playing on a half-century old instrument. The great balance of this guitar gives it a voice that goes beyond the simple projection of sound and provides it with intense musical power.

Luthier: Edgar Mönch
Construction year: 1968
Top: Spruce
Back and sides: Indian rosewood
Scale: 648 mm
Nut: 50 mm

Additional information

Boden & Zargen

Finish

,

Mensur

Deckenholz

Baujahr


Need help or have a question? Our contact personnel are available via phone, email and contact form.

Denis Pécaut & Manuel Luchena

+49 721 38143275
Contact

You want to sell your guitar?

At Siccas Guitars you have the possibility to sell your guitar. We don’t charge you any fee and after the sale you get the price you have fixed for your guitar. You also have the possibility to sell the guitar directly to us, if the guitar fits to our selection of instruments.

> INQUIRE NOW

Don’t miss any of our latest arrivals!

Subscribe to our newsletter and be informed weekly about our latest arrivals and videos – so you will be always up to date.
More informations and cancellation notices.
Subscribe to our newsletter

Siccas Guitars
Roonstr. 31, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany
+49 721-38143275

info@siccasguitars.com

© Siccas Guitars 2017, All rights reserved