Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

Hideki Yamaya
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  • Portland, OR
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Vihuela for sale

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…Continue

Started Dec 13, 2012

 

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Vihuela for sale

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
Dec 13, 2012
Melos Antigos commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"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…"
Jun 30, 2011
Hideki Yamaya and Alikalael are now friends
Jun 9, 2011
John Sheehan commented on Hideki Yamaya's video
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Milán: Fantasia XI

"Thanks very much for the link Hideki!"
Apr 22, 2011
Hideki Yamaya commented on Hideki Yamaya's video
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Milán: Fantasia XI

"Hi John, thanks for the comment!  I believe OMI carries a facsimile of El Maestro:  http://www.omifacsimiles.com/ 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…"
Apr 22, 2011
John Sheehan commented on Hideki Yamaya's video
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Milán: Fantasia XI

"Enjoyed this very much. Where can I get a copy of Milans El Maestro?"
Apr 21, 2011
LUTENIST88 commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"Georgia in the summer...Enticing. I often wondered if part of the purpose of all the additional strings (in addition to access to the base counterpart) is the added resonance!"
Feb 25, 2011
Scot Tremblay commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"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…"
Feb 25, 2011
LUTENIST88 commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"thanks so much for the info....fascinating stuff. Its hard to believe it was used in popular music. What about the solo repertoir?"
Feb 25, 2011
LUTENIST88 commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"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…"
Feb 25, 2011
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"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…"
Feb 25, 2011
Scot Tremblay commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

""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…"
Feb 25, 2011
LUTENIST88 commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"Schrammelguitar is the name of this type? or the maker? design? Holy F&@% in German?   yes crawl before walking before running"
Feb 25, 2011
Scot Tremblay commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"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…"
Feb 25, 2011
Hideki Yamaya commented on Hideki Yamaya's photo
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10-String Guitar

"Nice!  That's a lot of strings."
Feb 25, 2011
Hideki Yamaya left a comment for LUTENIST88
"Thanks!"
Feb 25, 2011

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About me:
I am a performer of early guitars and lutes based in Portland, Oregon. I play Renaissance guitar, vihuela, Baroque guitar, theorboed guitar, and 19th-c. guitar.
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http://www.hyamaya.com

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At 11:02 on December 16, 2010, Valéry Sauvage said…

Hello ! welcome here ;-)

Val

At 6:07 on December 16, 2010, Rocky Mjos said…

Welcome to the network, Hideki! -- R

 
 
 

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