Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings (103)

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London Pons

Please does anyone in England have a 'labelled' London-made guitar by Pons which i could have some information on, or come and see? I'd pre…

Started by James Westbrook

8 Sep 23, 2011
Reply by Sinier de Ridder

Alexander Batov guitar

Today one of my students turned up with a new 5c guitar by Alexander Batov. I know I've championed his work before, but he has now entered…

Started by Rob MacKillop

10 Sep 21, 2011
Reply by Scot Tremblay

Vincenzo Panormo

It is stated that Vincenzo Panormo studied with Thomas Perry in Dublin before he went to london, as I was rooting around the murky depths o…

Started by Paul Doyle

4 Sep 20, 2011
Reply by Sinier de Ridder

Advice on vihuela strings

I have LaBella vihuela strings on my 56cm string length instrument, tuned i A. But I have alsways felt that the strings on the 6th course w…

Started by Harry Jess

15 Jul 10, 2011
Reply by Steven Sorli


Hi everyone!   I have acquired my first baroque guitar and am in the process of tarting it up.   First off, I'd like to put on an endpin or…

Started by Edward C. Yong

12 Jul 7, 2011
Reply by Juan Pablo Pira

Stauffer Finally Finished

I finally finished the J. A. Stauffer build and I have added a final series of photos to my page. I strung up the guitar this afternoon an…

Started by Scot Tremblay

0 Jun 24, 2011

Almost Finished J. A. Stauffer Build

I'm  getting down to the final steps in the J. A. Stauffer build that I have been posting photos of. It's one of my favorite instruments to…

Started by Scot Tremblay

0 Jun 18, 2011

Stauffer Build Photos.

For anyone interested: I have posted a half dozen more photos on my photo page of a couple J. A. Stauffer "Legnani" models I'm putting toge…

Started by Scot Tremblay

1 May 30, 2011
Reply by Jelma van Amersfoort

the best way to do reproduction instruments

Hi All, I would like to canvas some opinions on reproducing period instruments. Do we think its better to produce a clone of a certain inst…

Started by Andrew Doriean

2 May 13, 2011
Reply by Scot Tremblay

Renaissance Guitar plans/measurements

Hello everyone!   I am new here and I and going to attempt to make a renaissance guitar. Luckily for me, my dad likes to build cabinets and…

Started by Javier Rivera

13 May 10, 2011
Reply by Scot Tremblay


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