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Carulli op. 8 flute and guitar concerto.

I am under the impression that this concerto is easier to play with a capo on the third fret. There are very few notes below G on the sixth…

Started by Juan Pablo Pira

0 Dec 1

help with label on my 19th century guitar

Hello all, I have what I assume is a 19th century guitar, and am curious if anyone has opinions about it.  The label says Benoist Fleury bu…

Started by Christopher Davies

5 Nov 29
Reply by Martyn Hodgson

Any 19th century guitarists in the Denver area?

I just had my first 19th century model built, after a guitar by Lacote. It's been about a year since I've performed, and I have really been…

Started by Will Wyse

0 Nov 13

Alphonse Meurger

Hi everybody, Recently I obtained a guitar with a label pasted in it with the signature stamp 'A. Meurger'. The same stamp is to be found o…

Started by Jan Burgers

2 Aug 31
Reply by Jan Burgers

What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar

I would be grateful for advice about inspection and selection of a 19th C guitar. I currently play the lute but I rather fancy going back t…

Started by Charles Browne

13 Jul 30
Reply by Jelma van Amersfoort

Antoine de Lhoyer (and other composers) 5 string guitar pieces

Hello, I'm looking for publications (facsimiles or modern editions) of solos by Lhoyer for 5 string/course guitar.  All I've been able to f…

Started by James Edwards

0 Apr 22

ERG Coffin Case??

I am seeking a period wood case for a mid 19th cent ERG.  UB= 9 1/2 inches. LB= 12 inches. Restoration project is OK.  Anyone have somethin…

Started by rob hoffman

0 Mar 1

Does anybody know what painting this is?

Started by Bill Brettschneider

1 Oct 11, 2016
Reply by Bill Brettschneider

String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars

There's nothing specifically about string tensions on these instruments in the contemporary sources so I'd be grateful for the views of th…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

22 Sep 9, 2016
Reply by Gabriel Schebor

Tertz guitar recordings of Porro

Dear guitarists, I've just added two recordings I've made on a terz guitar in French 19th century style, strung in gut, made by Martin de W…

Started by Jelma van Amersfoort

3 Aug 1, 2016
Reply by ernesto cabrera


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