Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Instrument Building, Repair, and Strings (103)

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soundbard finish

Hi is it good to put "lacquer with nitro celulose base" on the soundboard ? or is it better to let the soundboard without treatment? thx !…

Started by OlivierL

16 Jul 24, 2010
Reply by Peter Forrester

renaissance guitar kit

Hello everybody, Has anyone built the renaissance guitar from RWC? any experiences or maybe alternatives? thanks for comments Martien ht…

Started by Martien Tielemans

1 May 21, 2010
Reply by Martien Tielemans

who made this guitar?

Can somebody help us to understand who made this guitar, and where. We know another one in a private collection, excatly the same, and Kenn…

Started by Sinier de Ridder

0 Apr 11, 2010

Lacote and panormo luthiers

Hi all. First post. Rob, I've spent many hours glued to my monitor viewing your Sor renditions at sorstudies. I'm not a stranger to Sor's m…

Started by Spencer Hart

9 Mar 26, 2010
Reply by Daan Hoeksema

Information on Baroque Guitars and Vihuelas

Greetings, I build classical guitars, but really want to build a baroque guitar and a vihuela. If anyone can point me in the direction of…

Started by Jason Wolverton

4 Mar 7, 2010
Reply by Jan van Cappelle

Building a small baroque guitar.

At a Dutch guitar builders forum there is a contest in building small guitarss. I've decided to build a little baroque guitar. It's design…

Started by Jan van Cappelle

3 Feb 28, 2010
Reply by Peter Forrester

Vihuela String Spacing at Bridge.

I'm in the process of (slowly) designing/building myself a vihuela and I need a little info on the string spacing at the bridge.    What pr…

Started by Scot Tremblay

2 Feb 25, 2010
Reply by Scot Tremblay

rosettes for renaissance guitars

Does anyone know where I could purchase a carved rosette for a renaissance guitar. I have built many guitars but have never carved a rosett…

Started by Robert St. Cyr

2 Dec 3, 2009
Reply by Valéry Sauvage

How to clean baroque guitar?

Anyone got some good ideas for cleaning the baroque guitar. My Luthier told me to just use a damp cloth with some light laundry detergent a…

Started by Bin Bob

7 Nov 13, 2009
Reply by Chris Despopoulos

Strings - USA, NYC, or There Abouts

Hi all... So where do you go to get strings? And what "brands" do you prefer? Also, how much success have you had with various materials.…

Started by Chris Despopoulos

2 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by David Tayler


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