Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Dino Silone
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Northeastern USA substitute for pearwood?
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I'm just really getting started on my newest build, which is a vihuela de mano. I'm in the New York City area, and have been trying to stick to local lumber. The instruments i've looked at online use…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Kramer-Harrison Sep 1, 2023.

Vihuela rosette question
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I've just started the process of building a (mostly) flat-backed vihuela modeled after some pictures I saw on the web, and am pretty much flying blind - I haven't ever seen a vihuela "in the flesh".…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martyn Hodgson Mar 15, 2019.

Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and the site, and was very happy to find it.I've built a few instruments, currently finishing up a Tzouras.I'm going to be starting my next project within the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan van Cappelle Aug 6, 2018.


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William Kramer-Harrison replied to Dino Silone's discussion Northeastern USA substitute for pearwood?
"Why use a substitute? I have a supply from 1990 that was seasoned then.... I'm just outside of Woodstock,NYand have extra in my stash to sell. Call me William Kramer-Harrison 845-657-5864 or 657-8514"
Sep 1, 2023

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I'm a hobbyist luthier who has built a few instruments, and is interested in building historical stringed instruments, primarily using hand tools and traditional methods.

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