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I am planning to build myself a baroque guitar (based on either the 1688 or 1700 Stradivari), can anyone recommend a reference book that covers the construction of baroque guitars?  I have plenty of books on the construction of modern classical guitars, and on baroque guitar music and stringing etc, but I need something that covers the differences in construction and construction methods used in baroque guitars.  I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.

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I've recently subscribed, so I'm looking forward to reading your article.  Mine won't be an exact copy, I'm intending to simplify it in places as it is my first guitar build.

Nice, keep us posted here on the forum. It's always inspiring to see other builds.

I've made a short(er) summary of the Stradivari article on my blog.


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