US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

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US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by riffmeister » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Type / luthier: classical / Manuel Velazquez
Year of construction: 1968
Scale length (mm): 650
Nut width (mm): 55
Top: German spruce
Bracing: fan
Back / Sides: Brazilian rosewood
Fingerboard / bridge: ebony / Brazilian rosewood
Tuners: Kolbe
Sound: clean, clear mature spruce
Condition: excellent
Price: $11,000.00
Viewing / trial possible: yes
Location (nearest city): Philadelphia, PA

Excellent example of a late 60s Velazquez, I've owned this instrument for approximately 10 years. The guitar sounds wonderful and plays easily, excellent condition. US buyers only, greatly prefer an in-person sale. Message me for more info.

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by riffmeister » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:54 pm

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by rinneby » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:43 pm

Visit Sweden and I will buy it :)

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by Kent » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:01 pm

Very clean, very mean.
I think one would have no problem,
buying it unseen.

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by jayjayrose » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:15 pm

Recently got a terrific '81 from Aaron Green. I LOVE it. I tried the 1970 one in the shop in your town a few years ago and liked it too. Good luck with the sale! I hear you've got a collection of Velazquez' instruments. Lucky!
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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by bacsidoan » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:31 pm

Serious downsizing move from the world best MV guitar collector. Buy it before it's gone.

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by simonm » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:54 pm

For non-USA residents, the airport code for Philadelphia is PHL. :-)

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by petermc61 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 am

Looks nice Riffy, good luck with the sale.

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by TheEvan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:14 am

Heart be still!

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by Tom » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:19 am

I am in US now, but in Houston, too far away !

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by David Norton » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:24 am

If someone is in a position to pay the asking price, then also flying to PHL to examine it in person is unlikely to be a burdensome additional cost. I've been to Riff's home, it's about 45 minutes from PHL airport. Very easy to fly in the AM, drive up, test drive, and fly home the same night (time zones differences permitting!)
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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by TheGreatKat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:40 pm

It looks beautiful. Was it retouched?

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by riffmeister » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:36 pm

TheGreatKat wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:40 pm
It looks beautiful. Was it retouched?
Top, no. Back, yes.

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Re: US $11000 Manuel Velazquez spruce 1968, Philadelphia PA

Post by Arduous » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:24 am

I had an 80's Velazquez. Very good guitar.

Just out of curiosity, didn't Velazquez have a period sometime in the 80's when he was making guitars out or Puerto Rico?

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