Early Guitars and Vihuela

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James Edwards
  • Ashland, OR
  • United States
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Antoine de Lhoyer (and other composers) 5 string guitar pieces

Hello, I'm looking for publications (facsimiles or modern editions) of solos by Lhoyer for 5 string/course guitar.  All I've been able to find is his Grande Sonata on the Boije site.  Also any other…Continue

Started Apr 22

D.A. Roudhloff guitar

Early Romantic guitar by D.A. Roudhloff, ca. 1848, London.Excellent condition, very playable, needs no repairs or setup work. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides with Brazilian rosewood veneer. Neck…Continue

Started Mar 29

19th cent. Portugese guitar music?
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Hi all, I have a Portugese guitar made in Madeira, probably from the 1870's or so, I am trying to find appropriate solo music for it, and would appreciate any advice. I did find a very interesting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martyn Hodgson Dec 28, 2012.

Cabasse-Vienaire guitar, circa 1830?
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Does anyone know of this maker? I'm guessing he/she was one of the many luthiers from the Miracourt in France. I can attach a photo if that would help. I'm using it in a concert soon, and wanted to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Edwards Nov 11, 2012.

 

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James Edwards replied to Isidro alcantar's discussion Specifications for Julian Breams BG and Vihuela?
"The Renaissance guitar, vihuela, and Baroque guitar used in the 1984 "Guitarra!" videos were made by Jose Romanillos."
Jun 18
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"The Kingham cases are great.  Let me know how you like the Bow Brand gut strings."
Jun 4
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"Hi Larry, probably the Ambra 900's are the best choice, but the 800's and 2000's would work. I've tried all those on the guitar and it's just a matter of personal preference."
May 23
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"I don't have a link.  I emailed them with my order request through the contact information on their website."
May 19
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"Hi Larry, I weighed the Kingham case for my vihuela and it's 6.5 lbs; not as light as I thought.  The Karura case co. makes a carbon fiber classical guitar case that's under 6 lbs, and if it was customized to fit your smaller guitar,…"
May 18
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"I play with nails and the varnished gut lasts longer; it's worth a try. My experience with Kingham cases is they are light. Perhaps the Colorado case co. could be helpful. Regarding pitch; I tend to keep it at a'=430 or lower."
May 18
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"Hi Larry, what is the string length of the guitar?  I order the natural harp gut (varnished) in 8ft. lengths which makes the price very reasonable.  If you play without nails the natural gut might be better.  I contact the company…"
May 17
James Edwards replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"I have a Roudhloff ca. 1848 for sale on this forum, with the x bracing; which is thin and light.  A 3/4 size classical guitar case might work; TKL makes one.  Describing sound is always tricky, but I think this guitar has a smoother sound…"
May 17
James Edwards posted a discussion

Antoine de Lhoyer (and other composers) 5 string guitar pieces

Hello, I'm looking for publications (facsimiles or modern editions) of solos by Lhoyer for 5 string/course guitar.  All I've been able to find is his Grande Sonata on the Boije site.  Also any other composers from the transitional period of guitar: 1750-1800.  Porro, Moretti, Doisy, Merchi, etc.  Thank you,See More
Apr 22
James Edwards posted a discussion

D.A. Roudhloff guitar

Early Romantic guitar by D.A. Roudhloff, ca. 1848, London.Excellent condition, very playable, needs no repairs or setup work. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides with Brazilian rosewood veneer. Neck also has Brazilian rosewood veneer. Original tuners. Hardshell case.$5,000 USD - shipping is included within North America.The guitar is in Oregon.audio with photos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9kpnw2Yf-8…See More
Mar 29
James Edwards replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"Mr. Henriksen sent nylgut strings, but this was a few years ago, and I don't have the packaging with the diameter information. I recommend contacting him about string diameters and tensions, etc."
Feb 19, 2016
James Edwards replied to Martyn Hodgson's discussion String tension on late 18thC Spanish six course guitars
"I  have on loan a six course from a University collection; a Josef Benedid made in 1800.  I call in string orders to Boston Catlines, and Mr. Henriksen helps with the specifics of diameter and type of strings.  However, from my…"
Feb 18, 2016
James Edwards commented on James Edwards's photo
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"It's a travel guitar, not for children.  It has Brazilian rosewood back and sides and is a perfect miniature guitar; not a toy.  Tuned an octave above standard tuning.  It's difficult for me to play, but someone with slender…"
Dec 28, 2015
mario carreira commented on James Edwards's photo
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"A children guitar perhaps?? Or a quart guitar....tuned in A!"
Dec 27, 2015
James Edwards commented on James Edwards's photo
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"It is from the Schuman Collection at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. I perform on instruments from the collection occasionally.  I'm not sure how I might use this one yet.  Maybe some little duets.  It's…"
Oct 4, 2015
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on James Edwards's photo
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"Lovely! Is it yours?"
Oct 4, 2015

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