Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Baroque Guitar Roses on Vihuelas

Hi! How do people feel about baroque guitar roses from the 1600s being used on vihuelas supposedly built in the style of the 1500s?

Started by Edward C. Yong

2 Mar 15, 2019
Reply by Martyn Hodgson

Vihuela rosette question

I've just started the process of building a (mostly) flat-backed vihuela modeled after some pictures I saw on the web, and am pretty much f…

Started by Dino Silone

5 Mar 15, 2019
Reply by Martyn Hodgson


As you know many Romanceros are sung with the vihuela. There is a great site on the internet with for example a tablature by Narvaez(Paseab…

Started by Traversac Roger

1 Mar 14, 2019
Reply by Siebren Weertman

Si d'amor pena sentis vihuela accompaniment

Does anyone have a vihueala setting of the accompaniment for this anonymous song? I have a very basic verison. Listening to performances on…

Started by Daniel Shoskes

0 Jan 28, 2019


i am converting a mexican jarana tercera into a renaisaince guitar i am putting on a new bridge--in addition to other alterations.  it is b…

Started by john laverdure

8 Nov 24, 2018
Reply by Akira Sakamoto

Vihuela plans

I wonder If anybody knows where one can buy blueprints of vihuelas or/and renaissance guitars. The Paris Museum is changing his politics ab…

Started by Michel Uhlmann

1 Jan 23, 2018
Reply by Jan van Cappelle

renaissance guitar plans ?

Hello dear fellow members, Does anyone know where to find plans for a renaissance guitar and/or shed some lights about timber choice, inte…

Started by gilles T

2 Dec 1, 2017
Reply by gilles T

Info about Vihuela Chambure

Good morning to all the members and thank you for letting me join the group. I am from Guatemala, actually  I am a violin maker, I just fin…

Started by Feiga Siedler

30 Nov 19, 2017
Reply by Martyn Hodgson

Latin Instructions for the "Guiterne" in Pierre Phalèse, 1570.

Does anyone know if there is a translation into English or French of the instructions for the guitar in Phalèse, 1570 ? You can download th…

Started by Jean-Marie Poirier

6 Oct 17, 2017
Reply by Dr. Christopher Page

Help with translation

I'm trying to understand how to change tuning when I see the words " ioue a corde aualee."   Does his mean a string is lowered or raised?  …

Started by Michael P Walker

3 Oct 8, 2017
Reply by Michel Uhlmann


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