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Diabelli fugues

Hello, I have a question. The two fugues by Diabelli are of course true rarities during the early 19th century. But are they unique? Do you…

Started by Marten Falk

2 Jun 24, 2018
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Lhoyer Opus 31, Duo Concertants

Can anyone help me find out which library collection holds the original score for Antoine Lhoyer's Opus 31, Trois duos Dédiés à Madame la P…

Started by Thomas Tallant

2 May 20, 2018
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1838 Louis Panormo fan bracing

Hello all, I came across a 1838 Louis Panormo guitar having 8 bars instead of the usual 7. Has anyone else seen this in a Panormo guitar ?…

Started by Luc Bastiaenssen

2 Dec 30, 2017
Reply by Luc Bastiaenssen

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, 2017

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, 2017
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, 2017

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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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, 2017


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