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New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
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In 2012 I submitted my PhD thesis, titled: Guitar Making in Nineteenth-century London: Louis Panormo and his Contemporaries. I have been approached by a publisher who is willing to publish this in…Continue

Tags: Pons, making, luthiers, lutherie, Gerard

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Westbrook Jul 17.

An accurate copy of an 1838 Louis Panormo guitar for sale

a brand new authentic copy of an 1838 Louis Panormo guitar, made by myself James Westbrook.It was four years in the making, and is largely based on my PhD findings (the bracing treats the treble…Continue

Tags: for sale, guitar, Louis Panormo

Started Jun 13

originaL nineteenth century guitar by Petit jean for sale

FOR SALE stamped: Petit Jean Laine. Very fine instrument, beautiful decorations and the choicest of woods. Head changed to one containing to mechanical tuners, otherwise all original and in excellent…Continue

Tags: century, for, sale, nineteenth, guitar

Started Jan 26

Early Panormo guitar

Does anyone know of an earlier Panormo guitar than 1822 please? Please don't quote books, unless they contain a direct reference to an actual labelled instrument. Also do you know of any LABELLED…Continue

Tags: Panormo & Co., Louis Panormo, Joseph Panormo

Started Apr 12, 2012

 

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James Westbrook replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Dear Blair, thank you for your support. Please can I have your postal address, to add to my list. You can reply to j@theguitarmuseum.com if you prefer. Thank you. James"
Jul 17
James Westbrook replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Yes my personal copies of 'Guitars through the Ages' and 'The century that Shaped the Guitar' have fallen apart too. Today I received AL 122; looking forward to reading your fascinating article. I recently came across the…"
Jul 11
Jan van Cappelle replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"I know, there are a couple of these books on my list. Each year I save up to buy one. I love your other books though! They are almost falling apart from use..."
Jul 11
James Westbrook replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Dear Jan, yes unfortunately it is a lot of money for a book. But even at £80 I am pretty certain it will run at a loss (printing 400 pages in colour). Each copy of my thesis cost me around £200 to produce; that's what you get for…"
Jul 8
James Westbrook replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Dear Blair, thank you for your support. Please can I have your postal address, to add to my list. You can reply to j@theguitarmuseum.com if you prefer. Thank you. James"
Jul 8
blair whitaker replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Please put me on the list, sounds like a great resource, so many color images. Blair Whitaker, USA"
Jul 7
Jan van Cappelle replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Congratulations! U fortunately I haven't got the funding for such a purchase, but it will be on may wishlist..."
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"Please could you email me at j@theguitarmuseum.com to discuss this guitar. Thank you. Dr James Westbrook"
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New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers

In 2012 I submitted my PhD thesis, titled: Guitar Making in Nineteenth-century London: Louis Panormo and his Contemporaries. I have been approached by a publisher who is willing to publish this in the following expected format: A4 size, hard back, circa 400 pages, containing approximately 300 colour images (depending upon the final copyright permissions obtained). We are aiming for the price of £80 per copy plus shipping if necessary, and in a limited print run. We anticipate that my book will…See More
Jun 29
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Congratulations, James. I have sent you my details in a separate email. I am looking forward to your book! Jelma"
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"Nick, are these all your guitars?"
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James Westbrook replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Dear Chuck, thank you for your support too. Please can I have your shipping address ready for my mailing list. If you prefer, you can reply directly to my email address."
Jun 29
Chuck Hukari replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Please add my name to the list. Thanks, Chuck Hukari"
Jun 28
James Westbrook replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Dear Nick, thank you for your support. Please can I have your shipping address ready for my mailing list. I you prefer, you can reply directly to my email address."
Jun 28
nick harrison replied to James Westbrook's discussion New book on Louis Panormo and other 19th century London-based guitar makers
"Hi. Just what I need. Put my name down, and best regards, Nick Harrison. "
Jun 28

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At 19:09 on October 18, 2014, Stuart C. Deutsch said…

Hi James, I heard from Steve Stein in San Francisco that you are completing a book about the luthier Jose Rubio. Please let me know where I can get a copy. All the best.

Stuart Deutsch

e-mail: <xodo54@yahoo.com>

At 22:50 on June 14, 2011, Mark Smith said…

Hi James,

I'm not sure whether you're a player or not, but if you are, would you be interested in playing some Baroque Guitar Duets? I live near Eastbourne, and have only recently begun to play this instrument.

Yours,

Mark Smith 

At 15:37 on November 7, 2010, Monica Hall said…
I wish I had ...but I'm afraid not.! Hope Stephen can help but he and June were not on very friendly terms and she left him with an awful lot of clearing up to do! Monica
At 18:44 on November 6, 2010, Monica Hall said…
Hi James, All June's books and music went to the Hispanic Society of America. I don't know about the instruments but I would think they either went with the books or would have been sold by now. Her brother Stephen is still around. His E-mail seems to be Stephen@Yakeley.com and his phone no is 020 7609 9846. Monica
At 22:20 on November 5, 2010, pat o'brien said…
Oh, my!

As you probably know June Yakeley died here in the States in December 1999 while on her yearly visit to visit friends in the States about Christmastime. She said she was about to rewrite her will during that trip. I have no idea what happened to her instruments. I think much of her collection of books went to the Library of the Museum of the Hispanic Society here in NewYork. I suppose the bulk of her things went to her brother, who also lived in London. I can't even remember his name.

Perhaps her friend close Monica Hall would know what happened. I seem to remember she had bought some rather special instruments. Are you thinking of a particular one?

There is a bar in Manhattan I go to on the anniversary of her death each year to have a drink in her honor.

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