Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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Comment by Sinier de Ridder on October 4, 2011 at 17:50
Hello, we are glad to announce the publication of the second volume of this collection dedicated to "Mirecourt, the French provinces"."After the success of "La Guitare - Paris 1650-1950", we are glad to announce the publication of the second volume of this collection dedicated to "Mirecourt, the French provinces". The book presents and analyzes instruments made by the master makers in Mirecourt who, with their instruments, have contributed to the international fame of this town and its territory. In the analysis, workshops, small or large, capacities and commercial practices of luthiers are put in evidence, a detailed description is made of a professional sector entirely dedicated to the construction and the commerce of musical instruments of the highest quality. A panoramic view extended to the work of makers of musical instruments of the French regional capitals: Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, cities that, even though distant from Paris, have produced craftsmanship of excellence. Works represented by Altimira,  Aubry Jacques, Aubry-Maire, Beau Simon, Bonnel Joseph, Breton François, Brugère François, Cabasse-Visnaire, Calot Joseph, Charpentier Auguste, Coffe-Goguette, Collin Hyppolite, Deleplanque Gérard, Denis Nicolas, Derazey Honoré, Didier Nicolas, Grobert Nicolas, Lajoue, Lambert, Leblanc Claude, Marcard Pierre, Mast Jean Laurent, Mauchant frères, Mauchant-Rouvier, Nicolas Didier l’Aîné, Otte Charles, Petitjean, Pons César, Roudhloff fils, Roudhloff François, Salomon Jean François, Thibouville-Lamy Jérome, Thouvenel, Tranchet,Vissenaire Nicolas.
The volume illustrates more than 40 unpublished guitars accompanied by a text rich of colour photographs showing internal details of the instruments, their specific characteristics and various information gathered during our 40 years of activity.

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