US $12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

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Charles Mokotoff
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US $12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:42 pm

- Type / luthier: Classical guitar by Antonius Mueller
- Year of construction: 2017
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Nut width (mm): 52
- Top: Cedar/balsa/cedar
- Bracing (fan/lattice/other): Unique
- Tuners: Klaus Scheller
- Back / Sides: Indian rosewood
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebony / Indian rosewood
- Sound: Very powerful, lush and full of color
- Condition: Near Mint
- Price: $12500
- Viewing / trial possible: Local only
- Location (nearest city): Bethesda MD

The only reason I am selling this is because I love my Glenn Canin and am interested in getting a Spanish cedar traditional guitar to complement it. The Mueller and Canin are very similar (both balsa double tops). That and those who know me are aware I am certifiable when it comes to holding onto instruments!

This is both the easiest player and the loudest of all the guitars I have owned in recent memory. It has a way of filling the hall that is enveloping and special. Toni has a close to 10 year waiting list now, so these are very difficult to get. Many great European players have these, also notably Sharon Isbin here in the US.

I have been unable to find a comparable guitar for sale so have arrived at this price based on discussions with several dealers. Please feel free to PM me with questions on this very special instrument.
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Re: US $.12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by Jack Douglas » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:05 pm

I have played and heard this Mueller played by very talented players. It is a stunningly beautiful instrument, loud, and heavenly beautiful tone. I’ve heard, but not played two other Mueller guitars owned and played by well known professional guitarists and to my ear Charles has the best!
Were I in the market I would grab this one!!
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Post by Cincy2 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:55 pm

I will certify that Charles is a very discerning buyer of guitars and a man of character. Because he thought enough of this instrument to purchase it, it is without a doubt worthy of consideration from anyone looking in this price range.

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Re: US $.12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by Tim W » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:57 pm

It's a wonderful instrument. I had the pleasure of hearing Charles play it "up close and personal", and it sounded spectacular. Even in my clumsy hands it sounded great! My level of playing makes it hard to justify owning two great guitars, but... I hope someone buys it soon and removes the temptation.
Good luck with the sale!

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Re: US $.12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by petermc61 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:34 pm

Good luck selling this nice guitar Charles.

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Post by Dofpic » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:37 am

I too have heard and played this guitar. A bargain in my book.
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Re: US $12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:48 am

Thank you for the vote(s) of confidence my friends.
In response to questions, yes I do have CITES paperwork for this, it was built just after Indian rosewood necessitated it, its all signed and sealed in typical Germanic efficiency.
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Re: US $12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by riffmeister » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:28 pm

I've played this one a couple times....beautiful sounding guitar! Not to mention beautiful materials, construction, and setup!

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Post by bacsidoan » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:31 am

Not that my endorsement means anything, but I have played this guitar. It is as good as it gets for a doubletop or for any guitar, because anything beyond this excellence is a matter of taste.

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Post by Charles Mokotoff » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:39 pm

I have had a lot of interest in this guitar but still have it.
Here is a live, unedited (except for tinge of reverb) recording I made on it when it was a few weeks old, if I am feeling industrious this week will do an updated video.
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Post by Dofpic » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:53 pm

Very nice Charles. You and the guitar sound wonderful.
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Re: US $12500 Antonius Mueller Cedar/balsa/cedar doubletop 2017, Washington DC Area

Post by stratlanta » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:46 pm

Phew.... this makes me regret the fact that I already have a deposit down for a cedar double top for late this year. That guitar is gorgeous. Great playing too. I hope you sell it soon before my resolve wears too thin.. Haha.
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Post by LarryATahoe » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:31 pm

Good luck!
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Post by simonm » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:21 pm

stratlanta wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:46 pm
…. a deposit ..for late this year. That guitar is gorgeous. Great playing too. … before my resolve wears too thin.. Haha.
"The only thing I give into is Temptation" … admit it. You want this one. You can have it now. Now. Now …. :lol:

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Post by stratlanta » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:32 pm

simonm wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:21 pm
stratlanta wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:46 pm
…. a deposit ..for late this year. That guitar is gorgeous. Great playing too. … before my resolve wears too thin.. Haha.
"The only thing I give into is Temptation" … admit it. You want this one. You can have it now. Now. Now …. :lol:
Haha ok then YOU explain it to my wife. 😇
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