Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings (103)

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New project

Hello group.  I have made over 100 instruments in the last twenty years including many early instruments.  It has been my intention to make…

Started by Dave Bucher

7 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Alan Arthur Suits

Stauffer style guitar

Hello My name is Rasmus Erlemann. I'm a luthier from Estonia.I came into possession of an old Stauffer guitar. It has been restored but unf…

Started by Rasmus Erlemann

4 Dec 2, 2012
Reply by Akira Sakamoto

Baroque guitar pegs treatment

Hi all, I would like to know what are you using for tuning pegs, to make it smooth, without sliping. I am using a recipe someonte told me…

Started by Rodrigo Mateus

4 Nov 27, 2012
Reply by Akira Sakamoto

Modern baroque guitar

Here's my take on a modern baroque guitar that I've just finished.

Started by Emma L

2 Aug 11, 2012
Reply by Emma L

Two Chittarinos (or Vihuelitas?)

Here's two 'chitarrinos' I built (I believe that'd be the right word for them?) The tuning is more perhaps more like a small vihuela, which…

Started by Emma L

7 Jul 30, 2012
Reply by Emma L

vihuela peghead thickness

Why is it that some of the surviving vihuelas/guitars have pegheads that taper in thickness, (thicker at the nut end)?  Is this just for lo…

Started by andrew edwards

1 Jun 19, 2012
Reply by Peter Forrester

Bar below the bridge

 In his article on guitar bridges, Sinier de Ridder writes that Pons and Lacote added a bar below the bridge (i.e. between the bridge and t…

Started by John Underhill

12 May 31, 2012
Reply by Michael. N.

lute frets

Hi - can someone tell me how I figure out what grade of lute fret to buy?  I realize they are different for each fret - but which size goes…

Started by Alan Mills

4 Apr 23, 2012
Reply by Alan Mills

Attaching the Top-Flaminco style or?

I have the GAL plans for the Baroque Guitar, and somewhere on their site or somewhere else it was mentioned that the top (and the back) use…

Started by Frei

16 Apr 22, 2012
Reply by Peter Forrester

Who makes the best terzguitar

I'm interessted in getting a terz guitar and want the best guitar. Which guitarmaker shall I choose.  

Started by Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen

8 Mar 24, 2012
Reply by mario carreira

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