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Andreas Kirmse – 2017 No. 60 Doubletop

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Andreas Kirmse was born in East Germany in 1981. At the age of 16, he discovered his passion for the guitar. Lacking professional training, he has learned by teaching himself and mostly playing for his pleasure. After finishing school and civil service, he took some years off, traveling to several countries. In 2003 he decided to begin to study lutherie. He had the chance to work with Hermann Graefe in Lenderhausen, Germany, for one year. From him, he received a lot of basic knowledge of the craft, and Andreas had his first contact with interesting guitars from luthiers like Daniel Friederich and Richard Jakob Weissgerber.

Andreas continued his study at the University of Applied Science in Markneukirchen. In 2007 he took a trip across North America, visiting luthiers along the way. He had a chance to work with well-known luthier Gregory Byers in California. This trip has proven to be very influential in his development.

After finishing his studies at the university, Andreas worked for Achim Peter Gropius in Reutlingen and learned a lot about the repair and restoration of guitars. From 2009 to 2012, he lived and worked in the south of France. Since 2013 Andreas has lived with his family in Leipzig, Germany.
The quality of Andreas’ instruments and the search for a perfect tone are essential parts of his work. He is strongly inspired by old masters like Antonio de Torres, Manuel Ramirez, Pedro Perez, and Santos Hernandez, and modern makers like Daniel Friederich, Robert Ruck, Gregory Byers, and Matthias Dammann. They helped him find his way to his personal guitar concept. Since 2007 Andreas has used the “double top” technique exclusively. With the help of this construction method, he can reach the tone he is looking for.

Thanks to its lightweight, this fantastic instrument responds very well to the touch of the right hand, making it incredibly comfortable to play. The dark cedar top is a wonderful match for the sometimes mysterious and emphatic sound character. A distinctive ziricote back and sides complete the appealing aesthetics of this guitar. Thanks to the particularly accessible neck shape, even demanding musical passages can be confidently played. This 2017 model is in excellent condition with only superficial signs of play. Also noteworthy are the great tonal volume and excellent projection with which this guitar performs brilliantly in any playing situation. A very desirable concert instrument that is packed with lots of character and personality.

Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you can find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.

Luthier: Andreas Kirmse
Construction year: 2017
Top: Cedar
Back and sides: Ziricote
Scale: 650 mm
Nut: 53 mm
Weight: 1535 grams
Air body frequency: F/F#
Tuners: Scheller
Strings: Knobloch EDC 34.0
Case: Hiscox Pro II “Siccas Guitars” Edition
Condition: Excellent

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1. Scope of Application 2. Offer and Service Description 3. Order Process and Conclusion of Contract 4. Prices and Shipping Fees 5. Delivery and Product Availability 6. Payment Methods 7. Retention of Title 8. Defects Liability and Warranty 9. Liability 10. Retention of Wording of Contract 11. Data Protection 12. Place of fulfilment and place of jurisdiction 13. Alternative dispute resolution 14. Contractual language 15. Closing provisions  
1. Scope of Application
1.1. For the business relationship between Siccas Guitars GmbH, Roonstr. 3, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany, Email: info@siccasguitars.com, Tel: +49 721 38143275 (hereinafter “seller”) and the customer (hereinafter “customer”) only the following terms and conditions apply, in the version valid at the time of the order (the conclusion of the contract). 1.2. You can contact our customer service for questions, customer complaints or other claims on Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm by phone at +49 721 38143275 or by email at info@siccasguitars.com. 1.3. Within these Terms and Conditions the customer is any natural person who concludes a legal transaction for purposes that cannot primarily be attributed to his commercial or independent professional activities (§ 13 BGB/German Civil Code). 1.4. Deviating terms concerning the customer are not acknowledged, unless the seller agrees to their importance in writing.  
2. Offer and Service Description
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3. Order Process and Conclusion of Contract
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4. Prices and Shipping Fees
4.1. All prices that are stated on the website of the seller include the effective legal sales tax respectively. 4.2. In addition to the stated prices the seller charges shipping fees for delivery. Shipping fees will be communicated clearly on a separate information page and the ordering process to the customer.  
5. Delivery and Product Availability
5.1. If cash before delivery is agreed on, the seller delivers the goods after the receipt of the invoice amount. 5.2. If the delivery of the goods, despite three attempts of delivery, fails by fault of the customer, the seller can withdraw from the contract. The seller will refund payments already made by the customer immediately. 5.3. If the ordered goods is not available because the seller is not provided with the goods by his seller through no fault of his/her own, the seller can withdraw from the contract. In that case, the seller will inform the customer immediately and if possible suggest the delivery of a similar product. If no similar product is available or the customer does not wish the delivery of a similar product, the seller will refund already submitted considerations to the customer immediately. 5.4. Customers are informed about delivery times and delivery restrictions (e.g. restrictions of delivery to certain countries) on a separate information page or within the respective product description.  
6. Payment Methods
6.1. The customer can choose the available payment method during and before the conclusion of the ordering process. Customers are informed about available payment methods on a separate information page. 6.2. If “payment by invoice” is possible, the payment must be made within 30 days after receiving the goods and the invoice. For all other payment method, payment in advance shall be made without deduction. 6.3. If third party providers are assigned, e.g. Paypal, their terms and conditions apply. 6.4. If the due-date of payment is determined by the calender, then the customer is already in default when missing the date. In that case, the customer has to pay interest ate the legal default rate. 6.5. The customer’s obligation to pay interest does not exclude further assertion of other damages caused by delay by the seller. 6.6. A right to offset is only entitled to the customer if his counterclaims are legally determined or accepted by the seller. The customer may only exercise a right of retention if the the claims result from the same contractual relationship.  
7. Retention of Title
Until full payment the delivered goods remain in the property of the seller.  
8. Defects Liability and Warranty
8.1. Warranty is determined by legal requirements. 8.2. A guarantee for goods delivered by the seller only exist if it is explicitly stated. Customers are informed about warranty conditions before the initiation of the ordering process.  
9. Liability
9.1. For a liability of the seller regarding compensation of damages, without prejudice to other statutory eligibility requirements, the following liability exclusions and limitations apply. 9.2. The seller is fully liable, if the damage is caused by intent or gross negligence. 9.3. Furthermore the seller is liable for negligent breach of substantial obligations, whose breach endanger the fulfillment of the purpose of the contract, or for the violation of duties, the fulfillment of which makes the proper execution of the contract feasible in the first place and on which the customers regularly trusts. In this case, however, the seller is liable only for foreseeable damage typical for the contract. The seller is not liable for the negligent breach of obligations other than those mentioned in the preceding sentences. 9.4. The above-mentioned liability limitations of liability shall not apply to injury of life, body or health, for a defect after furnishing a guarantee for the quality of the goods and for fraudulently concealed defects. Liability under the product liability law remain unaffected. 9.5. As far as the seller’s liability is excluded or limited, the same applies to the personal liability of employees, representatives and assistants.  
10. Retention of Wording of Contract
10.1. The customer can print the agreement text before submitting the order to the seller by using the print function of his browser in the last step of the order. 10.2. In addition, the seller sends an order confirmation with all order data to the e-mail address provided to him by the customer. Furthermore, the customer receives a copy of the Terms and Conditions, next to the Cancellation Policy and information about shipping fees, as well as shipping conditions and payment conditions. If you are registered in our shop, you can see your submitted orders in your account. In addition we store the text of the contract but do not put it online.  
11. Data Security
11.1. The seller is processing personal data of the customer appropriately and in accordance of statutory provisions. 11.2. Personal information required for the purpose of the order (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and bank data) are used by the seller for fulfillment and processing of the contract. This information will be kept confidential and not be disclosed to third parties who are not involved in the ordering, delivery and payment procedures. 11.3. On request the customer has the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored about him by the seller. In addition he/she has the right to correct inaccurate data, to block and delete his/her personal data, as long as there is no legal obligation to retain. 11.4. Further information regarding the nature, extent, location and purpose of the collection, processing or use of required personal data by the seller can be found in the Privacy Policy.  
12. Place of fulfilment and place of jurisdiction
12.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply with the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Should the purchaser also be the consumer, this only applies to the extent that they do not lose the protection of binding legal provisions of their state of usual residence. 12.2 The place of fulfilment for all services and products arising from business transactions with Siccas Guitars GmbH shall be Karlsruhe, insofar as the customer is a merchant, a legal person governed by public law or a special fund under public law. 13.3 If the customer is a merchant, legal person governed by public law or special fund under public law, Karlsruhe shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising directly or indirectly from the contractual relationship with the customer or from these General Terms and Conditions of Business.  
13. Alternative dispute resolution
The seller is not obliged and is not prepared on principle to participate in a dispute settlement proceeding in front of a consumer arbitration board.  
14. Contractual language
The contractual language is German.  
15. Closing provision
If any of these provisions cannot be applied for whatever reason, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

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