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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James Westbrook replied to Dr. Henner Kahlert's discussion Romantic guitars (Panormo) soundboard varnished
"There are two distinct layers of different polishes. I cover this in my forthcoming book. But if it is urgent for you to know, please message me and I'll give you come details. j@theguitarmuseum.com "
6 hours ago
Dr. Henner Kahlert posted a discussion

Romantic guitars (Panormo) soundboard varnished

Are  soundboards of guitars of the Panormo workshop 2nd quarter of 19th Cent. varnished? If they are, with what, French polishing/shellac? Or how are they sealed otherwise?See More
6 hours ago
Jamie Ratcliffe replied to Jamie Ratcliffe's discussion Unknown Guitar Make??
"Thanks James, I sent you an email there."
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James Westbrook replied to Jamie Ratcliffe's discussion Unknown Guitar Make??
"please email me and I'll share the information from my forth coming book. Or if you prefer take a look at the Gerard guitar at the RCM. jrw84@cam.ac.uk"
yesterday
Jamie Ratcliffe replied to Jamie Ratcliffe's discussion Unknown Guitar Make??
"Hi James, thanks for the reply. How do you know this is the maker? As there is no makers stamps or inscriptions, is there any way to prove the piece to get it valued?"
yesterday
James Westbrook replied to Jamie Ratcliffe's discussion Unknown Guitar Make??
"It's by Joseph Gerard, London c. 1840"
yesterday
Jamie Ratcliffe posted a discussion

Unknown Guitar Make??

Hi Everybody, I need some assistance with details on this guitar. There is no long any inscription inside the body. It has Baker tuning machines. It was aquired at auction but the previous owner has since passed on. He said the guitar was 19th century.Any help greatly appreciated.See More
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Romantic guitars (Panormo) soundboard varnished 1 Reply

Started by Dr. Henner Kahlert in Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings. Last reply by James Westbrook 6 hours ago.

Unknown Guitar Make?? 4 Replies

Started by Jamie Ratcliffe in Early Romantic Guitar. Last reply by Jamie Ratcliffe yesterday.

Strange tab-letter in "Tablature de guittarre" de Mr. Dupillé 1 Reply

Started by Rainer Luckhardt in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Monica Hall Feb 18.

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The 2021 Andrew Britton Fellowship - call for submissions

The Cambridge-based Consortium for Guitar Research is awarding the Andrew Britton Fellowship to a young or early career researcher again this year. Applicants are invited to submit their CV, and a separate 400 word (maximum) statement describing their latest research and explaining why this award would be useful to them. 

The Fellowship comes with a financial award and an invitation to give a paper at the September 2021 conference of the…

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Created by Jelma van Amersfoort Feb 21, 2021 at 7:18pm. Last updated by Jelma van Amersfoort Feb 21.

Sources

Here is a new(ish) page that lists most known four- and five-course guitar sources, besides lute music: https://www.earlymusicsources.com/more/lute-music-sources?fbclid=IwAR1I8XtiHpVtGuHb5vc6NK-RSPNxh73OuDQq-eIhxfYn-skrX-wr1gkHPaI

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Created by Jelma van Amersfoort Aug 31, 2019 at 11:05am. Last updated by Jelma van Amersfoort Aug 31, 2019.

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. Jelma van Amersfoort is co-Administrator.

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Created by Rob MacKillop May 20, 2008 at 12:30pm. Last updated by Rocky Mjos Aug 22, 2015.

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