Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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"GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY___An extraordinary improvement has just been made in the SPANISH GUITAR, till now considered as a mere musical toy…

Started by Larry Kellogg

15 Jun 4, 2017
Reply by James Edwards

UPS continues to deliver nothing but grief

After making me wait an entire day, UPS didnt arrive until 1:39pm. The driver argued with me that he was here to deliver a package but coul…

Started by Isidro alcantar

0 Jun 1, 2017

UPS, incompetent, unacceptable and dissmissive

Finally received my Baroque guitar from UPS, it arrived with a loose brace, a chip on the side of the neck and a crack at the headstock. Al…

Started by Isidro alcantar

0 Jun 1, 2017

The Guitar in Italy

I am interested in buying this book. Where do I buy it?

Started by nick harrison

1 May 15, 2017
Reply by Michael. N.

staff score for Le Cocq and Guerau

hello friends,  I am looking to the staff notation score of these two pieces:  François Le Cocq : Chaconne (C major) Francisco Guerau : Ma…

Started by Gabriele Natilla

3 Apr 11, 2017
Reply by Monica Hall

Book "La Guitarra en Madrid (1750-1808)..." - 2015 Spanish Musicology Award

Hello, Book's Abstract (the book is in Spanish): "The late 18th and early 19th-centuries witnessed a revitalization of the guitar in Madri…

Started by Ricardo Aleixo

4 Feb 20, 2017
Reply by Ricardo Aleixo

Early 19th C scordatura

All, A question: was Sor the first person to advocate retuning the bass strings (6/D, 6/F, 5/G)? I can't find anything earlier. And I haven…

Started by David Norton

12 Jan 9, 2017
Reply by Juan Pablo Pira

Baroque to Romantic transition: Construction & Strings

I am trying to learn about the changes from Baroque to Romantic era guitars and have some questions. I understand that Romantic guitars had…

Started by Dan Mozell

2 Dec 23, 2016
Reply by Bill Brettschneider

Rudimentos para tocar la guitarra

I downloaded this from the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana a long time ago. Can't find the link now, so I offer it here as a PDF. Published…

Started by Hans Kockelmans

9 Nov 9, 2016
Reply by Nicolae Szekely

baroque guitar historical models

dear friends which is the biggest type  of baroque guitar between the well known models: voboam, stradivari ecc.. ? can you gently give me…

Started by Davide Bortolai

6 Oct 27, 2016
Reply by Davide Bortolai


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