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In Stock - SKU: GUCLWUR-06397I - Dominik Wurth

2023 Dominik Wurth SP/IN

Year 2023
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Indian Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Germany
Condition New
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Dominik Wurth
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$8,500.00

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Description

Of his work, he cites Antonio de Torres as his greatest influence and the first guitars he built for us were built on the basic Torres plan of traditional fan strutting in a domed top. Other influences come from the work of Daniel Friederich and Antonio Marin Montero. In recent years his style has become more personal, as a result of studying the instruments other great makers from the past. Indeed Dominik came to GSI shortly after we acquired the Cleveland collection, so that he could assess and evaluate a large number of fine instruments all at once.

For this particular classical guitar, Dominik has made some adjustments to his earlier design, firstly it has 5 fan braces instead of 7, which he feels helps to produce a darker color in the trebles and lowers the air resonance very close to ''F'' (which is quite low). Low body frequencies like this in general increase the effect of ''wolf notes''. However Dominik has developed a new technique of using small ebony weights glued to the underside of the top in specific nodal points to tune the wolf note to specific frequencies which virtually minimize or even completely eliminate them. He is quite happy with this system as the guitar is indeed quite low with a very rich bottom end and thick, meaty trebles while retaining great balance up and down the registers. Building a low tuned guitar without the side effect of producing wolf notes has been a long quest in the history of guitar making and we're pleased that Dominik's new system handles this challenge beautifully. 

The guitar was also built with the sides having three thin layers of wood. The result of this process adds more power to the whole guitar, similar to the widely accepted style of double-sided construction used by many luthiers but with the advantage of less overall weight. He was so impressed with the results from the very first guitar he tried this on, that all subsequent guitars have used this same method. This guitar also features a compensated nut and saddle, giving it excellent intonation, especially in lower registers. It's also fitted with slightly larger frets which improve playability (less distance from string to fret) and really spectacular glissandos.

To us, this guitar has improved responsiveness in all registers and a bigger, more robust sound all around with balance and excellent intonation. As with all his instruments, this guitar plays easy, has immediate attack with a lively, full sound behind it and is just overall a joy to play. The guitar also has plenty of power for the player looking for a strong instrument that will project well in any concert environment. Fantastic instrument in every regard.

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2023 Dominik Wurth SP/IN

Roland Dyens' "TANGO EN SKAÏ" performed by Ikwhan Ji (지익환) on a 2023 Dominik Wurth classical guitar

Description

Of his work, he cites Antonio de Torres as his greatest influence and the first guitars he built for us were built on the basic Torres plan of traditional fan strutting in a domed top. Other influences come from the work of Daniel Friederich and Antonio Marin Montero. In recent years his style has become more personal, as a result of studying the instruments other great makers from the past. Indeed Dominik came to GSI shortly after we acquired the Cleveland collection, so that he could assess and evaluate a large number of fine instruments all at once.

For this particular classical guitar, Dominik has made some adjustments to his earlier design, firstly it has 5 fan braces instead of 7, which he feels helps to produce a darker color in the trebles and lowers the air resonance very close to ''F'' (which is quite low). Low body frequencies like this in general increase the effect of ''wolf notes''. However Dominik has developed a new technique of using small ebony weights glued to the underside of the top in specific nodal points to tune the wolf note to specific frequencies which virtually minimize or even completely eliminate them. He is quite happy with this system as the guitar is indeed quite low with a very rich bottom end and thick, meaty trebles while retaining great balance up and down the registers. Building a low tuned guitar without the side effect of producing wolf notes has been a long quest in the history of guitar making and we're pleased that Dominik's new system handles this challenge beautifully. 

The guitar was also built with the sides having three thin layers of wood. The result of this process adds more power to the whole guitar, similar to the widely accepted style of double-sided construction used by many luthiers but with the advantage of less overall weight. He was so impressed with the results from the very first guitar he tried this on, that all subsequent guitars have used this same method. This guitar also features a compensated nut and saddle, giving it excellent intonation, especially in lower registers. It's also fitted with slightly larger frets which improve playability (less distance from string to fret) and really spectacular glissandos.

To us, this guitar has improved responsiveness in all registers and a bigger, more robust sound all around with balance and excellent intonation. As with all his instruments, this guitar plays easy, has immediate attack with a lively, full sound behind it and is just overall a joy to play. The guitar also has plenty of power for the player looking for a strong instrument that will project well in any concert environment. Fantastic instrument in every regard.

Background

Born near Freiburg, Germany Dominik Wurth spent his childhood in a small rural village at the foot of the Black Forest. In his earlier years, he learned to make guitars with the aid of books and from Sascha Nowak, who taught Dominik the basic techniques of traditional of guitar making. As Dominik progressed he eventually enrolled at Zwickau University, which is the worlds only university offering the study of stringed instruments. He spent several years in the south of Spain, in a small Spanish village in the Alpujarras, near Granada where he interned with Andrés D. Marvi and then opened his own shop. Several years ago, he relocated back to Germany where he has been building guitars full time.

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