Karl August Glaesel 1850 Guitar
Karl August Glaesel 1850 Guitar
Karl August Glaesel 1850 Guitar
Karl August Glaesel 1850 Guitar
Karl August Glaesel 1850 Guitar
Karl August Glaesel 1850 Guitar

1850 (approx) Karl August Glaesel Guitar

This 1850 guitar was build by Karl August Glaesel. He was a luthier from a family of luthiers living in Markneukirtchen, Germany.

Here is a photo of the guitar as I aquired it - before I did the restoration work on it.

 Original Guitar

The following information was supplied by my friend Clifford Lueck:

He worked (apprenticed) a length of time in Vienna. He was a violin and guitar maker and lived 1809-1864. In 1843 he was taken in the Markneukirchen Guild of Violin makers. He made primarily guitars and in 1850/51 was the Superior Master of the Guild in Markneukirchen (Germany). The Glaesel family was an extended family of instrument makers, especially in violin making, but some were also guitar makers. The most important guitar makers of the Glaesel family in the 19th Century were: Karl August Glaesel Wiener (1809-1864), Karl Wilhelm Glaesel (1813-1864) and Johann Ludwig Glaesel (1815-1900) brothers. Moritz Carl Glaesel Wiener (1828 Wien-1917), and Johann August Glaesel (1837-1900 New York) sons of Karl August Glaesel. Heinrich Hermann Glaesel (1838-1910), and Gustav Adolf Glaesel (1841-1908) sons of Karl Wilhelm Glaesel. Karl August Glaesel's nickname was "Wiener" because of his apprenticed days in Vienna.