Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

For all gut strung historical guitars (Renaissance, Baroque, and Early Romantic) and related plucked, fretted instruments up to c. 1850



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Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Eric Meyer's photo


"These look very good, Eric. Do you still play nr. 4?"
11 hours ago
Eric Meyer posted an album

my guitars 1980s

All PhotosAll AlbumsMy PhotosMy AlbumsMy FavouritesAddOptions▼.My guitars 80s Added by Eric Meyer on April 22, 2014 at 22:22 View Albums .My guitars 80s I made four, working out of the late Robert Lundberg's shop. I had a guitar repair shop where I…
12 hours ago
Eric Meyer posted photos
12 hours ago
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Eric Meyer
"Hello Eric, welcome to the Early Guitar website!"
13 hours ago
Eric Meyer is now a member of Early Guitars and Vihuela
16 hours ago
Jörg Hilbert posted a discussion

Best string length for baroque guitar?

Dear friends,I am a baroque guitar newby and you may have some experiences to share with me.My baroque guitar after Sellas has a string lenght of 69,5 cm, what is a bit uncomfortable for some solo pieces (such as Robert de Visée). On the other hand, there are other gutiars with much less. Are those - more or less – the instruments the solo reportoire is written for?I also heared that b. quitars had different tunings (some semed to be tuned in d). Is this probably the right tuning for my bigger…See More
22 hours ago
Mark Brydon replied to Mark Brydon's discussion Baroque Guitar Teacher
"Thanks Stephen,have already spoken to Mr Le Cocq,he isn't available for lessons."
Stephen Pickett replied to Mark Brydon's discussion Baroque Guitar Teacher
"Johnathon Le Cocq is in Christchurch, plays & teaches baroque guitar, theorbo, lute etc http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/spark/Researcher.aspx?researcherid=85644 "


Best string length for baroque guitar?

Started by Jörg Hilbert in General Discussion 22 hours ago.

Baroque Guitar Teacher 7 Replies

Started by Mark Brydon in General Discussion. Last reply by Mark Brydon yesterday.

Ideal String Length 8 Replies

Started by Edward C. Yong in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Juan Pablo Pira yesterday.

Recordings 15 Replies

Started by Edward C. Yong in Renaissance Guitar & Vihuela. Last reply by Rocky Mjos Apr 11.

5 string guitars

Started by Darryl Martin in General Discussion Apr 9.


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About the EG&V Ning Network

This Early Guitars and Vihuela Ning network was created by Rob MacKillop on May 17, 2008. The current Network Creator is Rocky Mjos and additional Administrators are Jelma van Amersfoort and Andrew Hartig.

Created by Rob MacKillop May 20, 2008 at 12:30pm. Last updated by Rocky Mjos Mar 13, 2010.

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