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Baroque Guitars - flat vs ribbed / vaulted backs
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Hi all, I'm new to this site, and play lute and Renaissance guitar.  I'm interested in acquiring a  baroque guitar and have noticed that many makers offer their models in either flat or ribbed backs.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Thatcher Aug 3, 2016.

 

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Sep 11, 2016
Bill Thatcher replied to Bill Thatcher's discussion Baroque Guitars - flat vs ribbed / vaulted backs
"Thank you, Alexander, this is very helpful advice. "
Aug 3, 2016
Alexander Batov replied to Bill Thatcher's discussion Baroque Guitars - flat vs ribbed / vaulted backs
"If by a 'ribbed back' you mean vaulted, than there aren't any advantages to it! Quite the opposite in fact: vaulted back can be rather uncomfortable to hold while playing standing up, or even seating. It can also result in dampening…"
Aug 3, 2016
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Baroque Guitars - flat vs ribbed / vaulted backs

Hi all, I'm new to this site, and play lute and Renaissance guitar.  I'm interested in acquiring a  baroque guitar and have noticed that many makers offer their models in either flat or ribbed backs. Other than the added expense of construction - and the beautiful ascetic - does a ribbed back have any advantage when it comes to the sound, either to the tone or the volume?  Thanks in advance!See More
Aug 2, 2016
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I play Renaissance lute and four-course Renaissance guitar and am interested in exploring baroque 5-course guitar.

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