Guitar Salon International
+1 (310) 586.1100 | +1 (877) 771.4321
Museum
Classical Guitars
Classical Guitars
Flamenco Guitars
Flamenco Guitars
Cleveland Collection
Cleveland Collection
Luthiers
Luthiers
Your Cart

Your shopping cart is empty!

Sub-Total: $0.00
Total: $0.00
Edit cart
Checkout
Sold - SKU: GUCLWAL-08027 - Angela Waltner

2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" SP/CY

Year 2022
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Cypress
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Germany
Condition New
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Angela Waltner
Do you want to try this guitar?

$13,500.00

Description

Angela Waltner is possibly the most academically credentialed luthier we've ever met - one look at her CV is dizzying in its breadth and scope, bridging the historical study of the guitar over the eras (including study of French Romantic guitars and the 20th century guitar in Germany - from the Markneukirchen school surrounding the work of Weissgberber to the Internationale Gitarrenvereinigung in Munich), to the scientific understanding and analysis of acoustical research. And of course she puts all of this knowledge into practical application as a luthier - her thirst for pushing the boundaries through constant experimentation has become distilled in three distinct models that have their own set of specifications - both structural as well as aesthetic. This guitar we have is her most recent model, called the "Anima". For this guitar she goes back to basics in her internal construction with a more "Spanish-inspired" five-fan system, with added bridge bar. Her other two models feature a modified version of a bracing system patented in 1921 by Hermann Hauser I that is intended to fuse the Germanic/Viennese tradition with the Spanish sound of Torres. So although she does not incorporate any of these specific construction elements into the “Anima” model, she still aims to achieve a similar result - to combine the precision, clarity and balance of the German/Viennese tradition with the beauty, depth and richness of sound of the Spanish style. This is done mainly by moving the bar under the bridge slightly backwards to achieve a precise but smoother sound. It must be said that it is not possible to produce a bad sounding note anywhere on this instrument - from the lowest note to the highest, this instrument has a consistent, balanced and beautiful quality of sound across the entire register. The attack is immediate with plump, overtone-rich content in every note. Although a new guitar, it has a deep, relaxed feel to it, making it very comfortable and easy to play.

Her materials are also extremely well-selected and prepared. Her spruce top is a lightweight cut, covered in gorgeous bearclaw. Aesthetically, this model has an immediately striking look with a bridge shape and rosette design inspired by lutes - the rosette itself being meticulously "wood-chipped" yielding a three-dimensional relief reminiscent of some of the rosettes of Jeffrey Elliott. The bridge is extremely interesting, not just for its non-rectangular shape but also for an incredibly simple system to achieve perfect intonation - the saddle is broken into 3 pieces that do not rest in a saddle slot but rather slide around a flat surface with very easy manipulation (even with the strings at tension) to give each string its own independent length for extremely precise tuning. See in the image gallery for more information on this "FABS" system ("Free Adjustable Bridge System").

This is a tremendous instrument, the result of enormous thought, research and artistic sensitivity. We are absolutely thrilled to have this instrument here - especially knowing that Angela only builds 4 instruments per year. A rare treat and we are pleased with its spectacular quality of sound, refined craftsmanship and unique but tasteful aesthetic.

Photos of this guitar being built

Orfeo Magazine #14 - Markneukirchen Special

Videos

2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" SP/CY

Gustave Samazeuilh's "Sérénade" performed by Otto Tolonen on a 2022 Angela Waltner "Anima"

2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" SP/CY

Luthier Angela Waltner discussing her 2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" guitar

2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" SP/CY

Santaolalla/Asencio "Deportation/Iguazu/La Frisança" played by Otto Tolonen on a 2022 Angela Waltner

2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" SP/CY

Leonard Schulz's "Etüde No. 10" performed by Otto Tolonen on a 2022 Angela Waltner "Anima"

Description
2022 Angela Waltner "Anima" SP/CY

Angela Waltner is possibly the most academically credentialed luthier we've ever met - one look at her CV is dizzying in its breadth and scope, bridging the historical study of the guitar over the eras (including study of French Romantic guitars and the 20th century guitar in Germany - from the Markneukirchen school surrounding the work of Weissgberber to the Internationale Gitarrenvereinigung in Munich), to the scientific understanding and analysis of acoustical research. And of course she puts all of this knowledge into practical application as a luthier - her thirst for pushing the boundaries through constant experimentation has become distilled in three distinct models that have their own set of specifications - both structural as well as aesthetic. This guitar we have is her most recent model, called the "Anima". For this guitar she goes back to basics in her internal construction with a more "Spanish-inspired" five-fan system, with added bridge bar. Her other two models feature a modified version of a bracing system patented in 1921 by Hermann Hauser I that is intended to fuse the Germanic/Viennese tradition with the Spanish sound of Torres. So although she does not incorporate any of these specific construction elements into the “Anima” model, she still aims to achieve a similar result - to combine the precision, clarity and balance of the German/Viennese tradition with the beauty, depth and richness of sound of the Spanish style. This is done mainly by moving the bar under the bridge slightly backwards to achieve a precise but smoother sound. It must be said that it is not possible to produce a bad sounding note anywhere on this instrument - from the lowest note to the highest, this instrument has a consistent, balanced and beautiful quality of sound across the entire register. The attack is immediate with plump, overtone-rich content in every note. Although a new guitar, it has a deep, relaxed feel to it, making it very comfortable and easy to play.

Her materials are also extremely well-selected and prepared. Her spruce top is a lightweight cut, covered in gorgeous bearclaw. Aesthetically, this model has an immediately striking look with a bridge shape and rosette design inspired by lutes - the rosette itself being meticulously "wood-chipped" yielding a three-dimensional relief reminiscent of some of the rosettes of Jeffrey Elliott. The bridge is extremely interesting, not just for its non-rectangular shape but also for an incredibly simple system to achieve perfect intonation - the saddle is broken into 3 pieces that do not rest in a saddle slot but rather slide around a flat surface with very easy manipulation (even with the strings at tension) to give each string its own independent length for extremely precise tuning. See in the image gallery for more information on this "FABS" system ("Free Adjustable Bridge System").

This is a tremendous instrument, the result of enormous thought, research and artistic sensitivity. We are absolutely thrilled to have this instrument here - especially knowing that Angela only builds 4 instruments per year. A rare treat and we are pleased with its spectacular quality of sound, refined craftsmanship and unique but tasteful aesthetic.

Photos of this guitar being built

Orfeo Magazine #14 - Markneukirchen Special

Feel free to contact us with any questions. It’s what we’re here for!

Guitars by Angela Waltner