Johann Gottlob Thielemann was born around 1765 and died in 1821. He was the most important guitar builder in Berlin. His guitars are fine build instruments with impressive sound. Thielemann often used dark colored woods, like in this case, dark colored pear wood for back and sides. The top is made of fine spruce. Typical for Thielemann’s style is also the broad rosette that is also made of pear wood. For the neck he used alder. This guitar was built in 1811 and is labeled on the ground of the back. The pegs were replaced, but are made in the same style of other Thielemann guitars. The mother of pearl inlays on the fretboard are also not original and were added probably at the beginning of the 20th century. The overall condition is remarkable for an instrument that is now over 200 years old.
|Luthier:||Johann Gottlob Thielemann|
|Back and sides:||Pear wood|