John Weissenrieder / Bouchet / Guitar For Sale
Robert Bouchet (1898-1986) brought the refined artistic sensibility of paris in the mid-1900's in the world of the guitar. an accomplished painter prior to becoming a luthier at age 48, he went on to create some marvellous examples of this great instrument. His guitars were treasured by such illustrious players as I. Presti, A. La Goya and John Williams, and today treasured by collectors and aficianados. Their sound and aesthetic that are at once captivating and sophisticated, embodying Parisian Elegance. I produce instruments that follow the form, dimensions, structure and style of Bouchet.
JW Lutherie, Italy
John Weissenrieder was born in pennsylvania, USA, in 1964. After his university studies and a 12 year career as a top professional cyclist, he dedicated himself to lutherie, combining cultivated love of wood and working with his hands with a passion for music. Shortly therafter, in 1998, his formal studies began in the workshop of great guitar maker, Andrea Tacchi, in Florence, Italy. During his apprenticeship he studied intensvely to the works of Enrique Garcia, Francesco Simplicio and Robert Bouchet, traveling to Spain and France with the scope of investigating more deeply into the works of past masters. John Weissenrieder constructs instruments in his own atelier in Florence, in the style of these luthiers and in a personal style paying maximum attention to selection of wood and other materials. He uses a discerning combonation of traditional and modern working methods and techniques, producing guitars of optimum sonoric and aesthestic qualities.