A network for historic guitars and vihuelas
Hello, I'm new here and have been looking around to find a list of luthiers making vihuelas, but have had no luck finding such a list here yet. Is there one, and if not, perhaps creating one would be valuable to other newbies like myself. I'm open to finding a used one on the classifieds but wanted to do my due diligence first!
Here's a few of the makers whose work I'm most familiar with. There lots more but it's a start.
Alexander Batov makes beautiful ones. http://www.vihuelademano.com/
Dan Larson of Gamut Music. http://gamutmusic.squarespace.com/
Francisco Hervas. http://www.hervasluthier.com/index.html
Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris. http://www.lutesandguitars.co.uk/
Here's my contribution:
Marcos Kaiser Mori (London): http://www.marcoskaiser.com/
Martin de Witte (Den Haag, Holland): http://www.martindewitte.nl/
Sebastian Nuñez (Utrecht, Holland): http://www.earlymusicalinstruments.info/index.html
Alexander Hopkins (Sardinia, Italy): http://www.hopkinslutes.com/
Carlos Gonzalez: http://luthier.org.mialias.net/2013/08/vihuela-en-mi/
And an extensive list here: http://www.lutesociety.org/pages/makers
I own instruments by de Witte and Kaiser Mori and love them. I have had very good guitar restorations done by Sebastian Nuñez.
There are also some others:
Martin Hurttig (Leipzig, Germany) www.lautenbau-leipzig.de (I played his baroque guitar at an exhibition - wonderful!)
Marco Salerno (near Roma, Italy) www.marcosalerno.it (I just got a Vihuela from him - very beautiful sounding and looking instrument and very cheap! But I already had the first problem...)
Markus Dietrich (Erlbach, Germany) www.gitarre-laute.de (I bought my Lute and my renaissance guitar in his workshop and I am very happy with them!)
Thank you everyone... this is very helpful!
Yet another excellent one: www.bosserluthier.net
In France :
Didier Jarny is also making vihuelas (concert and more affordable students ones)
Stephen Murphy (high end instruments) http://www.murphylutes.com/fr
Also Wolfgang Früh in Paris, http://www.lepointdaccroche.com/
and Renzo Salvador in Belgium. http://www.renzosalvador.be/
Check the lutes societies websites for links anyway...