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Dr. Christopher Page
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silk strings
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Dear All,Can anyone help me find a new source of overspun silk strings? I have been using gut and overspun silk on a c1825 guitar for several years, and am very keen to continue to do so, but I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Christopher Page Nov 26, 2013.

Guitar music in London, 1730

Dear All,Can anyone help with a curious reference of 1730 to guitar music? Any suggestions gratefully rerceived.In John Mottley’s comedy, The Widow Bewitch’d, published in 1730, one of the principal…Continue

Started Jan 17, 2012

'romantic' guitars
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Can I ask you all about the term, 'romantic' guitar? I appreciate that this expression is often (perhaps generally?) reserved for the period that opens when guitar music shows signs of developing a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Kockelmans Apr 26, 2011.

Guitars in England 1795-1835
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Does anybody have images of guitarists, that they will share with me, especially antique prints, engravings or lithographs produced in England from the end of the eighteenth century to about 1835?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Christopher Page Jan 21, 2012.


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About me:
Having spent many years as a professional medievalist and musician, writing books, making recordings and teaching in the University of Cambridge, I have taken up the early Romantic guitar. I have a book planned on the Guitar iN England inn the time of the Romantic Poets, so 1795 (birth of Keats, first Chabran tutor) to 1935, a round figure and just after the death of Coleridge.

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At 15:16 on August 5, 2013, Stephen Kenyon said…

Dr Page, I just have to say how excellent it is to have you amongst the guitarists!  I was a huge fan of your BBC programmes and  Gothic Voices work and like to think I learnt a very great deal from all that.  It so happens I too am looking into Corbetta and his links with the English court.

May I very cheekily say I'm surprised your profile suggests Coleridge died anywhere near 1935...

At 10:11 on April 18, 2011, Jelma van Amersfoort said…

Hello Christopher, welcome to the Early Guitar & Vihuela website. Maybe you can fix your link, there seems to be one 'i' too many?

Regards, Jelma van Amersfoort


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