Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

This is a copy of the premier builder of guitars "in the Spanish style" in London in 1830. I had an original one in the shop a few years ago and made an accurate drawing before it went to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for the "Dangerous Curves" exhibit. Ours is made of prime Brazilian rosewood parallel veneers for the sides and back, just like many early guitars were constructed - both for strength and beauty. The top is a fine grained spruce finished with bees wax and polished to a luster.   The body and neck are finished in French polish with a coat of spirit varnish for durability.  The neck is maple and ebonized mahogany like the original. The soundhole is surrounded with pearl diamonds and squares and the bridge tails are pearl inlaid. It has a fan braced top for superior overtone development, and has a carbon graphite reinforcement in the neck. The fingerboard is Brazilian rosewood and has EVO gold frets. A gig bag is included, and a wooden coffin style case is available at extra cost.  The price for this model is $4100.  This guitar is serial number 485. and was made by Bernie Lehmann and Jeff Cole in 2016 in Rochester, NY.  More photos on my web site: www.LehmannStrings.com/guitars_instock.htm  or call 585-902-8663.

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