Early Guitars and Vihuela

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This is a bit of a stretch but I'm looking for evidence of capo/cejilla use (ca. 1790 - 1860) in _public performances_. Was its use confined to teaching and domestic environments?


Specifically, would Giuliani and Mertz have performed with one? Thank you.

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Definitely used at least when they played duets (which required a capo).

Thank you, James. I was just hesitant. Most present-day classical performers seem shy of its use.

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