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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Dino Silone posted a discussion

Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?

Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and the site, and was very happy to find it.I've built a few instruments, currently finishing up a Tzouras.I'm going to be starting my next project within the next month (coming to the end of the current project), and would like to build a 60 cm scale, 6-course vihuela next. (The alternative would be to build a 6-course renaissance lute). I was intrigued by the idea of building the vihuela with ribs for both the back and sides, (alternating maple and walnut,…See More
21 hours ago
Stanley Alexandrowicz posted an event

Stanley Alexandrowicz - Classical Guitar Recital "Romantic Virtuoso Guitar Works" in Philadelphia at Church of the Holy Trinity

February 1, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
STANLEY ALEXANDROWICZ - CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL "ROMANTIC VIRTUOSO GUITAR WORKS"Romantic Guitar Works by Ivan Padovec, Napoleon Coste, J.K. Mertz, Johann Dubez & the Philadelphia Premiere of Robert W. Butts’ “Early Morning Suite”Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality. In addition to his command of the instrument’s standard repertoire, he has premiered and commissioned over 100 works…See More
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"working on my new website! www.guzmanramos.com"
Graham Routledge is now a member of Early Guitars and Vihuela
Peter Sinnaeve replied to Yuri Liman's discussion Dutch baroqur guitar (or lute) music needed
""Op 't Singel, schuyns over den Doele, bij 't Koninckx-Pleyn, in den Roose-boom". Can't get more Dutch than that, including everything else in French ;-)."
Monica Hall replied to Yuri Liman's discussion Dutch baroqur guitar (or lute) music needed
"If you have the facsimile of the LeCocq manuscript you could also try some of the pieces by Nicolas Derosier which are included in the second part of the manuscript..  He may have been French but seems to have settled in the Netherlands as his…"
Monica Hall replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Buying Baroque Guitar Strings
"I am surprised too as I always buy my strings from B & N.  I use gut but I'm sure they must have others. You must have got the wrong person. Good luck tomorrow."


Dutch baroqur guitar (or lute) music needed 4 Replies

Started by Yuri Liman in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Peter Sinnaeve on Saturday.

Buying Baroque Guitar Strings 39 Replies

Started by Rob MacKillop in Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings. Last reply by Monica Hall on Saturday.

History of Rasgueado 17 Replies

Started by Bill Brettschneider in Baroque Guitar. Last reply by Yuri Liman Jan 11.


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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.

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

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