A network for historic guitars and vihuelas
Hi all. Being primarily interested in the romantic guitar, I began to stumble on information and videos of baroque pieces (played on regular guitar), then actual baroque guitar, and now vilhuela. I've played guitar for quite some time, and am a little embarrassed to have to admit that I knew nothing of these wonderful instruments. Up until now I've been happy watching and listening them being played, but I find myself quite interested in going further and having a try myself. Sadly, obviously baroque guitars and vihuelas do not grow on trees - the only way to purchase one seems to be to commission one. Before that ever happens though, I have been trying to find definitive descriptions of them ... there seem (particularly with the baroque guitar) so many variations on pitch and courses, that I am not sure where to begin. Is there a standard, or is the variety the appeal?
I think I'd love to find a festival or day of some kind in the UK where I could see with my own eyes, these wonderful instruments being played by you folk.