Iconic Maker, Spruce & Rosewood, Excellent Condition & Play, "One Owner from new" - Sold Overnight!.
JUST AVAILABLE - PRELIMINARY DETAILS - 02/03/2017 - Full description details to be added.

SOLD - 03/03/2017 - to long-standing customer who has bought a Petersen Guitar from me previously.

I have sold quite a number of Petersen guitars of quite a few years now, both original Harald Petersen made examples, as well as the high quality Concert Classical Guitars made by Peter & Tom Petersen, who continued the iconic Petersen guitar production after the death of their father in 1969, until about 1984.

This is higher quality "B" model Concert Classical Guitar, made & signed by Harald Petersen himself in 1966, which I am advised by some Petersen owners is the Petersen model they prefer, rather than the top-of-the-line "C" model.
Stock Number: VTGC1035.

Harald Petersen moved to England from Denmark, and became a highly respected Classical Guitar Maker, based in Cumbria, but famously associated with, and selling many of his guitars through the Spanish Guitar Centre, established by Len Williams, father of John Williams, in 1952. After his death in 1969, his two sons continued making the same pattern of Petersen Concert Classical Guitar models, until I believe about 1984.

I have owned and sold previously a good number of Petersens. I know a number of good players who have collected Petersen Guitars and, from discussion with them, it is clear that they have a strong appreciation for their qualities, and that of the the three standard models, in ascending order of quality, A, B & C, some owners have suggested to me that their preferred option is the model B..

The dimensions appear to be quite traditional, with 652mm./25.75" scale and full width fingerboard, 52mm./2" at the nut, on a reasonably shallow, slightly "D" profile neck. The high quality of the construction detailing should be apparent in the photos, with handsome black-edged 5-ply to the top & triple binding to the back, both with side inlay stripes, to match back centre stripe, end stripe, intricate inlayed soundhole Rosette, stripe inlays to the Rosewood bridge. The top is Spruce, and the back and sides Rosewood, both very nicely grained and book-matched.
The guitar is clearly all original, but really does not look 51 years old! The condition is excellent, beautiful finish, with only very few minor marks, and limited areas where the finish has dulled slightly over the years - but all in all, really minor markings for a vintage guitar, and really very, very smart.

The machine heads are the quality engraved units originally fitted and working well, set on beautiful Rosewood faced headstock. Playing-wise, there is only very slight visible wear to the frets and the fingerboard.
Action, strings & cases
The action at the 12th. fret is spot-on at 3.5mm./4mm., and the guitar plays very nicely indeed. The strings are old & in need of replacement. The buyer's option to take it as it is & fit th strings of their choice, or prior I can re-string, probably with quality USA made La Bella 850-B Classical strings, with Golden Alloy Basses and Black Nylon Trebles.

The original hard case is included.

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