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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

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Reply by Dominic Wan

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