Early Guitars and Vihuela

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A free set of Vihuela plans

As a little summer surprise I've shared one of my building plans for free. A year ago some of my friends and students at the Bouwerskonta…

Started by Jan van CappelleLatest Reply

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Asymmetry in 19th Century Guitar Shapes

I haven't posted for a long time. But I've been checking on you folks often. So today I decided to get back into it. I have a question for…

Started by Scot Tremblay

4 Mar 13
Reply by Poul Hansen

Any ideas what it is??

Hello to all, This worn old instrument is waiting on my desk, and I have no idea what it should be. Saddle repair and crack fixing is ongoi…

Started by Michael

5 Aug 16, 2018
Reply by Michael

Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?

Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and the site, and was very happy to find it. I've built a few instruments, currently finishing up a T…

Started by Dino Silone

9 Aug 6, 2018
Reply by Jan van Cappelle

A free set of Vihuela plans

As a little summer surprise I've shared one of my building plans for free. A year ago some of my friends and students at the Bouwerskonta…

Started by Jan van Cappelle

0 Aug 6, 2018

A substitute "Baroque guitar" for less than $200

Hello friends. I have had a baroque lute for many years and lately I have been playing "Baroque Uke". But there is no way that I can afford…

Started by Glenn Godsey

12 Jun 16, 2018
Reply by Don Rowe

Swedish baroque lute need strings

Hello,  I have recently bought a swedish baroque lute which i will be fixing so it's playable again. Therefore i will be needing some new s…

Started by Frederik Ryding

5 Oct 2, 2017
Reply by Frederik Ryding

Northeastern USA substitute for pearwood?

I'm just really getting started on my newest build, which is a vihuela de mano. I'm in the New York City area, and have been trying to stic…

Started by Dino Silone

0 Mar 11, 2017

man-hours to make a baroque guitar, and archlute

Hi friends, Could anyone please tell me the difference in man-hours to make a baroque guitar, (without the rosette) vs. an archlute, or any…

Started by Claudio Solares

4 Mar 5, 2017
Reply by Jan van Cappelle

Buying Baroque Guitar Strings

I have a student who has recently bought a second-hand baroque guitar, and wishes to buy a set of strings, nylon or nylgut. I tried Bridgew…

Started by Rob MacKillop

39 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by Monica Hall

thickness of back staves in baroque vaulted-back guitars

Hello, I am delighted to join the EGV community !Do you have any recommandations for the thickness of back staves in vaulted-back baroque g…

Started by Nicolas Eterradossi

4 Jan 8, 2017
Reply by Nicolas Eterradossi

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