Vihuela by Mel Wong, San Francisco, CA., 2008. Very lightly used and in great condition. String length 60cm. Cypress back and sides. Nice vaulted back. Currently strung with nylon 1st, carbon 2nd-4th, and Kuerchner wound 5th-6th courses in G at A=440. Very good setup with low action. Comes with custom Kingham case. Asking US$2800 plus shipping. The instrument could be heard in the following Youtube videos:…See More
"I'm not sure if the guitar in the image is German or Austrian.
If it is, then it would be a Contraguitar.
Just a note on Contraguitars ...
The Contraguitar (in German Kontragitarre) is typically remembered for 2 main styles of…"
"Hi John, thanks for the comment! I believe OMI carries a facsimile of El Maestro:
Also, I know that there's a CD rom that you can buy that has all the vihuela books in one volume, but I'm not sure…"
"There is a good pile of repertoire all the way from Carulli (or is it Carcassi? one has some ten string stuff) to well into the early 20th century. Enough to keep one very busy without having to resort to Bach or Weiss.
You should look up…"
"WOW, a whole new world that I was totally unaware of.....so are they built on an early clasiical guitar platform and were strung with gut, or nylon, plucked or strum? Is there 'serious" music written for the instrument...well you…"
"Congratulations with the great guitar! If you are looking for repertoire, you may have a look at the many songs that are written for these extended guitars and the 'bass-lutes' that were used in the early 20th century, in the German…"
""Schrammelmusik" was a type of music (sort of Austrian "country" music) developed in the late 19th century (187?) in Vienna in which the band included contra-guitars/bass guitars/harp guitars (thus the name Schrammelguitar for…"
"Nice Schrammelguitar. Nice 10 string as well. It's good to see people getting interested in these beasts again.
I love playing my 8 string Stauffer copy so I'm sure you guys will love these beauties.
Forget Bach or…"