Thank you for this. Yes - I agree with much of what you write and, in particular, about the peculiar and, to my mind, unattractive (truncated/squashed) body shape profile of E.0748 (the Chambure instrument) - but, as you also…"
Alexandros Kalkos plays vihuela, renaissance guitar, baroque guitar and follows the traces of the guitar from 1500 to 1750. Along with projection, Alexandros will perform pieces by Milan, Narvaez, Mudarra, Valderrabano, Le Roy, Sanz, de Murcia and le Cocq.See More
The problem when we talk about the vihuelas and the 4-order guitars is that we do not really know what is representative and what is not. The three historical vihuelas are very different, and in the iconography we find a great variety…"
Thank you for this and your view that the instrument in question may have been built as late as 1600. However the use of much aged wood by the maker working even after this date cannot be ruled out - indeed, your own view suggests…"