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JOHANN REITER Classical Guitar 1967

includes L.R. Baggs Dual Source Pick-Up

Johann Reiter Classical Guitar

Up for consideration is a vintage JOHANN REITER classical guitar and case. This guitar was handmade in the famous musical instrument town of Mittenvald, Germany in 1967, and I am the original owner. This guitar has also been fitted with a L.R. Baggs Dual Source pick-up, which is a $200 value by itself. Here is a rare chance to pick up a wonderful German handmade acoustic/electric classical guitar.

This was one of my very first guitars, and has been with me for over 40 years. I used it to learn guitar on a TV program with KQED's Laura Webber, and also in music school at the University of North Texas in the late1970s, and then had the pickup installed for playing local gigs in the 1990s. I also used it for playing church music at St. Mary's Cathedral. Since my switch to playing Classical Harp Guitar full-time, I no longer have any need for this nice guitar, and hoping to find it a good home. The shorter 638 mm scale length is ideal for women or for players with small to medium size hands. 1270 DPI high resolution photos are here. It would make a great amplified nylon-string guitar for playing local gigs, and also works very nicely for recordings (see sound clips, below).

* Spruce Top
* Rosewood Back & Sides
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* 1-Piece Mahogany Neck
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* Scale length = 638 mm
* Neck width= 52 mm
* Fan bracing
* New hardshell case
    * Made in Germany

The Johann Reiter family has been involved in instrument making in Mittenwald, Germany for well over 100 years. The workshop was founded by Johann Baptiste Reiter (1834-1899), who studied violin-making with Johann Baader and Jean Vauchel, and won several medals and awards for violin-making. He was the leading violin maker in Mittenwald, where out of the total population of 1,800 -- a full 300 were violin makers!!! After the son Johann Reiter's death, Erich Sandner took over Reiter's workshop

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This guitar is in fine condition for a 40-year-old onstrument. It has one repaired crack in the top (repaired by Collings Guitars luthier, Ed Reynolds, who also installed the Dual Source pick-up), and some of the finish is worn from the lower bout, and there is a unfilled hole in the heel cap where a strap button had been installed. The rest is just minor wear from normal use. The guitar is built like a tank -- in typical German fashion -- and should last for many more decades of music.

The guitar has a nice, vintage sound, with good resonance and good balance between the trebles and basses. Here are several sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. All sound clips are recorded with no compression, EQ or reverb -- just mic'd through a a Wunder CM7GT and a Neumann Gefell CMV 563 tube mics, into a Presonus ADL 600 preamp into a Rosetta 200 A/D converter.

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USA FedEx Ground is $30, and I do accept PayPal. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions before bidding. No returns -- sold as is. This auction is for one JOHANN REITER Classical guitar, Baggs Dual Source pick-up, and new hardshell case. No other accessories are included.

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