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Early Romantic Guitar (107)

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Hello to all members. I recently began to teach myself to play the guitar and have purchased this instrument. I would very much appreciate…

Started by Ian Salter

2 Feb 10, 2022
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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

11 Sep 30, 2021
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Unknown Guitar Make??

Hi Everybody, I need some assistance with details on this guitar. There is no long any inscription inside the body. It has Baker tuning mac…

Started by Jamie Ratcliffe

4 Feb 27, 2021
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Early 19th Century English Songs for Two Singers

Could anyone direct me to any early to mid 19th Century pieces for guitar and two voices?  In particular, I would like to find pieces for t…

Started by Thomas Tallant

8 Apr 9, 2020
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An early contradanza for six course Spanish guitar in an unusual (unique?) tuning

MS 3/209 in the Real Conservatoire Superior de Musica de Madrid (RCSMM) contains works for six course Spanish guitar dating from the later…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

1 Mar 21, 2020
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early romantic lyre guitar frets?

Well, I have an early lyre guitar that seems to never had more than 12 frets. It's perfectly playable, with great action, so would of cours…

Started by Christopher Davies

5 Feb 23, 2020
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Paganini: "Variazioni di bravura" (on Caprice No.24) for violin and guitar

Can anyone tell me if it is known for certain that Paganini composed the guitar part for "Variazioni di bravura" (on Caprice No.24) for vio…

Started by Thomas Tallant

0 Dec 13, 2019

Chabran: Complete Set of Instructions for the Spanish Guitar

Hello, I am looking for a downloadable copy of Felice Chabran's guitar method: A complete set of instructions for the Spanish guitar to whi…

Started by Thomas Tallant

0 Sep 30, 2019



Started by Víctor M. Gallardo

2 Jun 29, 2019
Reply by Gavin Emery

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

23 May 28, 2019
Reply by James Greenberg


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