Early Guitars and Vihuela

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David Norton
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Early 19th C scordatura
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All,A question: was Sor the first person to advocate retuning the bass strings (6/D, 6/F, 5/G)? I can't find anything earlier. And I haven't found similar scordaturae in Giuliani, Carulli, Carcassi,…Continue

Tags: tunings, scordatura, Sor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan Pablo Pira Jan 9, 2017.

WTB: 4-course renaissance guitar
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USA sellers preferred, due to customs and shipping.  60cm maximum please.  Authenticity of construction not really a big issue, but I don't just want a tenor uke with a "King Henry's Royal Fantasie…Continue

Tags: guitar, renaissance

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Norton Jan 11, 2016.

Yairi parlor classical

Well, I went and did it: bought a replica 1800s-type guitar.  It's a 1975 Yairi parlor classical, model GL 600, spruce/rosewood (laminated), 620mm scale.  Yes it's the one which was on eBay last…Continue

Started Jan 11, 2013


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My day-job is the Human Resources & Regulatory Compliance Manager for a large manufacturer in Salt Lake City. My hobbies are classical guitar, cooking, WWII naval history, and hiking.

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At 21:09 on December 17, 2012, Scot Tremblay said…

Hey David, welcome to the early guitar forum. It's a great bunch with lots of info and support. You'll like it here.

At 10:46 on December 17, 2012, Rob MacKillop said…
Welcome, David. Good to have you here. Any questions about historical guitars before Torres, ask away.

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