"Many thanks Monica,
I had in mind Spanish six course instruments instruments from about the 1760/70s through to the end of the century - the peak, based on extant musical sources and instruments made, seems to be the…"
"Not sure precisely what instruments you are referring to or the precise date but in 1773 Vargas y Guzman says that although guitars usually have wire frets he has included information about how to place moveable frets in case any…"
I would be grateful for any information on two aspects of the Spanish six (double) course guitar introduced there in the second half of the eighteenth century and which continued to be played into the nineteenth:Fretting: - as far as I'm aware all extant instruments of this type have fixed metal frets on the neck but, of course, some could be replacements for earlier tied frets especially for the earliest of these instruments. Is there any evidence for the use of tied frets on these…See More