Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

Renaissance Guitar & Vihuela (67)

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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
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
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
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
Reply by Michel Uhlmann

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

0 Oct 8

Stringing of the early four course guitar (again......)

Looking, yet again, at early four course guitar stringing I'd be grateful for any additional perspectives especially on the stringing of t…

Started by Martyn Hodgson

32 Sep 5
Reply by Monica Hall

Vihuela tuning

I am trying to understand how a vihuela is to be tuned.  Is it literaly tuned like the guitar with the exception of the third string (E,A,D…

Started by Isidro alcantar

12 Jun 27
Reply by Yuri Liman

adapting baroque pieces for 4-course ?

Hello all, Assuming, from various historical sources, that the 4-course guitar was still played well until the mid-seventeenth century (at…

Started by gilles T

6 Jun 12
Reply by Alexandros Kalkos

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

3 Mar 5
Reply by Monica Hall

atalanta fugiens complete 50 canons vihuela transcription

dear friends if you want you can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEETrV7lXS30ifSxT9qw9g

Started by Davide Bortolai

2 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Davide Bortolai

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