Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings (98)

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Rosettes; mufflers or mutes in disguise

We all love the beauty of rosettes, but do they ruin the potential of the instrument? The evidence: At an Italian folk dance gig, I needed…

Started by michael Bocchicchio

8 Mar 29, 2009
Reply by michael Bocchicchio

Choice of wood?

Dear all, I plan to order a custom built baroque guitar : they offer me a choice between 2 woods for the neck : cedar or mahogany (fretboar…

Started by OlivierL

5 Mar 17, 2009
Reply by Alexander Batov

Stradivarius Peghead Designs? (30+)??

I read somewhere that there are 30+ peghead designs in a museum that holds alot of Stradivarius instruments. Does anyone have a link to pic…

Started by Frei

4 Jan 24, 2009
Reply by Frei

Bracing patterns?

Anyone have any pictures of Baroque top bracing patterns? I have some on the lute, but my Baroque guitar from the GAL plans is really spars…

Started by Frei

5 Jan 2, 2009
Reply by Frei

DO REGIMENTO DOS VIOLEIROS etc (for Manuel Morais, and others of course)

OK, I tried to leave a comment for Manuel Morais on his personal page but I couldn't because it kept repeating that "it must be approved fi…

Started by Alexander Batov

5 Sep 25, 2008
Reply by Alexander Batov

Building info?

Hello, I am looking for sources on building baroques. I am getting the GAL plans, but are there any other reference articles out there on b…

Started by Frei

12 Aug 2, 2008
Reply by Frei

Bridge Blank sizes for 10 course Baroque guitars?

Man, there is alot of great Baroque guitar stuff on youtube. Anyway, for the 'Marie Antoinette style guitar, what bridge blank sizes should…

Started by Frei

3 Jul 6, 2008
Reply by Michael. N.

Vihuela dimensions

Greetings, I am primarily a steel-string guitar builder but lately have been fascinated by the vihuela. I intend to build one, hopefully t…

Started by Laurent Brondel

10 Jun 26, 2008
Reply by Michael. N.


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