Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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2018 Andrew Britton Fellowship for Guitar Research

The Consortium for Guitar Research, an affiliate of the Royal Musical Association of Great Britain, invites applications from guitar resea…

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Snyder baroque guitar?

"Does anybody have any luthier spec info on "Snyder" Baroque guitar? Ive been looking online and have not found any specs and luthier info…

Started by Isidro alcantar

3 Nov 7
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Nathanael Diesel

Does anyone know where to get hold of facsimiles of Diesel's guitar music?

Started by Monica Hall

23 Nov 6
Reply by Jens Bang-Rasmussen

Unidentified illustration

I am trying to identify the attached illustration. Not sure if it is meant to be a vihuela or 5-course guitar.  It appeared on the cover of…

Started by Monica Hall

3 Oct 28
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Straube scores

Does anybody know how I can find the originals for Rudolf Straube's music for English guittar? I am especially interested in the solo works…

Started by Marten Falk

2 Oct 27
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Baroque Guitar and b.c.

Hello, What works are there for baroque guitar and b.c.? Thanks, Thomas

Started by Thomas Tallant

4 Sep 29
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Mysterious guitar?

This is a Russian seven string guitar. What puzzles me is the shape of the body and the bridge. These looks English (Panormo style) to me b…

Started by Marten Falk

3 Sep 2
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Spanish Speakers?

Do you speak Spanish and have an interest in the history of the guitar, vihuela, and/or lute? Consider joining the Sociedad de la Vihuela (…

Started by Lars Rosager

2 Aug 16
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Strange guitar tunings or error?

Can anyone explain the transcription of chords A, C, D, E, F, G? This is from Craig H. Russel's article in "The Cambridge Companion to the…

Started by Marten Falk

10 Jul 20
Reply by Monica Hall

seeking advice on lyre-guitar

I've acquired a lyre guitar that appears to be dated 1801, Lavary Fils A Paris Does anyone have any experience with these such that you can…

Started by Christopher Davies

4 Jul 7
Reply by Sinier de Ridder

seeking advice on a couple early guitars. Here's the second guitar

Same questions: orginal bridge? Deciphering of maker/dealer of belly? Likely year? early 6 string or converted 5 course? Thanks for your op…

Started by Christopher Davies

1 Jun 30
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