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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Jean-Paul Bazin updated their profile
Friday
Jean-Paul Bazin replied to Mathieu Lavoie's discussion Mandore Tablature anyone?
"Hello Chris ! Nice to meet you again that way, after 20 years (Didier Le Roux and I have been your mandore teachers at the Gijon summer course - at this time, Chancy was still only available on microfilm) Everybody could now download the Chancy…"
Friday
Martin Taylor replied to Martin Taylor's discussion Stauffer Style build
"Thanks, The Brazilian Rosewood was a gift from an old luthier friend that has just recently passed away and I thought it would be a good tribute to him to have it on the guitar. I had already planned to use Ebony for all the other bits."
Thursday
James Westbrook replied to Martin Taylor's discussion Stauffer Style build
"Congratulations; you are obviously a very good craftsman. Would you consider staining the head veneer black to be more harmonious with the fingerboard and bridge? A different school, but I noticed that when the Cadiz makers of the late 18th to early…"
Thursday
Martin Taylor replied to Martin Taylor's discussion Stauffer Style build
Thursday
Martin Taylor replied to Martin Taylor's discussion Stauffer Style build
Thursday
Martin Taylor replied to Martin Taylor's discussion Stauffer Style build
Thursday
Martin Taylor posted a discussion

Stauffer Style build

Hi All,I'm a new member here. I build guitars and teach people to build guitars. This is my first romantic period build. It is a Stauffer style (but I assume you all know that). I have used the Rubner tuners and their neck mechanism. The soundboard is Engelmann Spruce, the back and sides are Australian QLD Maple, neck is Mahogany (black shellac), The fretboard, bridge and decoration are all Ebony. The headplate veneer is Brazilian Rosewood.It was an interesting build as I had no plans and had…See More
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Mandore Tablature anyone? 8 Replies

Started by Mathieu Lavoie in General Discussion. Last reply by Jean-Paul Bazin on Friday.

Stauffer Style build 5 Replies

Started by Martin Taylor in Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings. Last reply by Martin Taylor on Thursday.

Vihuela and Guitar for sale 2 Replies

Started by Theodor Hassel in For Sale / Wanted. Last reply by Theodor Hassel Apr 26.

Vihuela tuning on 5th and 6th Courses 2 Replies

Started by Kim Heinlein in Renaissance Guitar & Vihuela. Last reply by Kim Heinlein Apr 25.

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Second Research Prize of the The Consortium for Guitar Research

The Consortium for Guitar Research at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, is offering an annual Research Prize of £200 for original research into the history of the guitar, or closely related plucked instruments, during the period 1540-1940. Entries from scholars, performers, instrument makers and collectors are invited. The research must be previously unpublished, and may take the form of an article (maximum length 5000 words) or any other form which the competitor finds useful for the best…

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Created by Jelma van Amersfoort Jun 17, 2022 at 9:51am. Last updated by Jelma van Amersfoort Jun 17.

A new guitar research prize

There is still time to apply to this Prize:…

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Created by Jelma van Amersfoort Mar 3, 2021 at 8:41pm. Last updated by Jelma van Amersfoort Aug 25, 2021.

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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