Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Christopher Davies
  • Portland, OR
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Neck reset advice for early romantic guitar

Hello all, I have what I think to be a circa 1830s guitar  (which, interestingly, is almost the exact body outline of the Lacote guitar that Crain's site has drawings for.....must have been lots of…Continue

Started on Sunday

seeking advice on a couple early guitars. Here's the second guitar
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Same questions: orginal bridge? Deciphering of maker/dealer of belly? Likely year? early 6 string or converted 5 course?Thanks for your opinions.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Davies Jun 30, 2018.

seeking advice on lyre-guitar
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I've acquired a lyre guitar that appears to be dated 1801, Lavary Fils A ParisDoes anyone have any experience with these such that you can recommend weak points or other issues I might want to be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sinier de Ridder Jul 7, 2018.

 

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Neck reset advice for early romantic guitar

Hello all, I have what I think to be a circa 1830s guitar  (which, interestingly, is almost the exact body outline of the Lacote guitar that Crain's site has drawings for.....must have been lots of copying the popular guitars?) with a great sound but action way too high at 12th fret (like 5mm first string) and no way to correct this by bridge or nut adjustments....so seems to need a neck reset.When the back was off, I took the attached photograph and it would seem there is some kind of pin…See More
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At 8:09 on April 18, 2016, Sinier de Ridder said…

Bastien was a luthier from Mirecourt, he worked during the frontier 18/19th century, he went to Turin, then to Nice which was Italian town at this period. His guitars are well considered, sometimes in the Turin school, sometimes in the Mirecourt shape. Can you post a photo of the brand?

Thanks, Françoise

At 1:22 on December 30, 2015, Rocky Mjos said…

Welcome to the EG+V network, Christopher!

 
 
 

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