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An award to attend a conference

This may be of interest to some of you, but also please pass it on to people you may know? A society of scholars and guitar players devote…

Started by James WestbrookLatest Reply

New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers

In 2012 I submitted my PhD thesis, titled: Guitar Making in Nineteenth-century London: Louis Panormo and his Contemporaries. I have been ap…

Started by James WestbrookLatest Reply

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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
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
Reply by ernesto cabrera

Stopping basses in Sor

Please excuse me if this has already been discussed here. Does Sor say in his method exactly how he stops basses for rests or articulation?…

Started by Robert Barto

8 Jul 1
Reply by Ken Hartdegen

Lute to Romantic Guitar

To my stable of lutes and baroque guitar I've finally added a Romantic Guitar. Lovely Stauffer Legnani model by Scot Tremblay. Really just…

Started by Daniel Shoskes

2 Jun 26
Reply by Marek Cupak

Types of frets on the eighteenth century Spanish six course guitar

All the comments I've read about the frets of these instruments assume that they had metal inset frets from the start (ie c. 1750-60). Ho…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

8 Jun 23
Reply by Ken Hartdegen

Capo use in public performance 1790-1860

This is a bit of a stretch but I'm looking for evidence of capo/cejilla use (ca. 1790 - 1860) in _public performances_. Was its use confine…

Started by Dominic Wan

2 May 16
Reply by Dominic Wan

Pierre Lagarde 1764 score

Searching in Gallica for something else I found this: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b9058456x 'Brunettes' by Lagarde for voice, guit…

Started by Jelma van Amersfoort

4 Mar 30
Reply by Víctor M. Gallardo

Preferred Saddle Spacing?

Just curious, for those who play their Romantic guitars without nails, if you have a preferred string spacing at the saddle? With small han…

Started by Italo Borsalino

0 Feb 21

An award to attend a conference

This may be of interest to some of you, but also please pass it on to people you may know? A society of scholars and guitar players devote…

Started by James Westbrook

0 Jan 9

Guitar identification / ideas

I've had this guitar for a while, it was described as a parlour guitar and intended as a 'wall-hanger'.  A little work has got it playing a…

Started by Allan Jones

6 Jan 6
Reply by James Westbrook

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