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What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
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I would be grateful for advice about inspection and selection of a 19th C guitar. I currently play the lute but I rather fancy going back to my long- lost youth to play some of the 19th century…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelma van Amersfoort Jul 30.

 

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Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"Hi Charles, Some very interesting remarks by Tom and Thomas above.  I just would like to add one thought about modern replicas. Please beware of guitar makers who make guitars that look historic from the outside, but are basically constructed…"
Jul 30
Charles Browne replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"Hi Jelma, I am up in Cumbria so the nearest large town is 4 hours away! Charles"
Jul 30
Charles Browne replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"it is worth remembering that recycling of old instruments was a continuous process over many centuries. The french recycled 10 course renaissance lutes to create 11 course baroque lutes, and later, 13 course lute both bass-rider and swan-neck types…"
Jul 30
Thomas Tallant replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"Tom, I should add that instead of "carefully constructed" it would be better to say the modern luthier who is really a master and who has studied very carefully the early 19th century guitars could achieve a level of greatness and quality…"
Jul 30
Thomas Tallant replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"Jelma (et al.), I have a question about old guitars. When these guitars were first played, they very likely were new (or almost new) instruments (maybe a few decades old at the most). It seems to me that a guitar build in 1820 is very different from…"
Jul 30
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"Hello Charles, To me the the thrill and adventure of playing antique guitars greatly outweighs the inconveniences. I do play may antique guitars for hours when I need to, without problems. Once they are repaired and you handle them with care they…"
Jul 29
Charles Browne replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"thank you for your very detailed reply, Tom. I think that I am changing my mind about buying an antique instrument after reading your reply and the article by James Westbrook. That is as it should be! The points that have made me change my mind…"
Jul 29
Charles Browne replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"thank you for pointing this site out. I will read carefully! Charles"
Jul 25
James Westbrook replied to Charles Browne's discussion What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar
"Start by reading this: http://www.earlyromanticguitar.com/erg/advice.htm then any specific questions, feel free to email me jrw84@cam.ac.uk"
Jul 25
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What to avoid when buying an original 19th C guitar

I would be grateful for advice about inspection and selection of a 19th C guitar. I currently play the lute but I rather fancy going back to my long- lost youth to play some of the 19th century repertoire again. To that end I am looking for an original (or a copy) of a 19th C Romantic Guitar. I would like to know the areas that I should check carefully and the kind of areas that might be problematic in the future. I would imagine there are as many pitfalls in this as with most!Many thanksCharlesSee More
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"Hello Charles, welcome to the EG & V website!"
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At 16:03 on July 19, 2017, Jelma van Amersfoort said…

Hello Charles, welcome to the EG & V website!

 
 
 

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