Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Jelma van Amersfoort
  • 52, Female
  • Amsterdam
  • Netherlands
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Original 19th century guitar for sale, excellent instrument
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michel Uhlmann Oct 8, 2017.

Athénaïs Paulian

Started Feb 17, 2015


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Here's a live recording of Salvador Castro's Folías, on a gut strung Spanish guitar:

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Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Christopher Davies's discussion seeking advice on lyre-guitar
"Probably Savary, a known instrument maker. Google "Savary luthier". Congratulations, a very attractive instrument!"
Jul 7
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Michael Sorrell
"Welcome to the EG&V website, Michael! "
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Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Siebren Weertman
"Welkom Siebren!"
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Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Bernhard Kresse
"Welcome Bernd!"
Mar 15
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Stephen Pickett's photo
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"Hoi Conny, welkom op de EG&V website!"
Feb 4
Stephen Pickett left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"yes it was made by Alexander last year"
Oct 23, 2017
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Stephen Pickett
"Hi Stephen, nice instrument in your profile photo. Is that a guitar by Alexander Hopkins?"
Oct 22, 2017

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About me:
I studied guitar with Tom Burmanje at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and with Gordon Crosskey at the RNCM in Manchester. Masterclasses with Leo Brouwer and David Russell. I graduated as a musicologist in 2013, with a thesis on the composer Pauline Duchambge (1776-1858).

Currently I am working on a PhD about guitar culture in the 1700s (at the Uuniversity of Southampton, UK). I have published articles on guitar history in Early Music and TVNM.

I have been playing 19th century guitars for about 20 years now, after spotting & buying a lovely Mirecourt guitar at a local auction. I have been performing on gut strings, without nails, right from the start. Among other instruments, I own a ca 1830 Franz Brunner (Vienna), a ca 1855 D & A Roudhloff (London), and a Enrique Recio (Cadiz) from 1862.

As a performer, I mostly accompany singers, such as Christopher Kale, tenor, Sigurd van Lommel, altus and Valeria Mignaco, soprano. I teach guitar, lute and ukulele.

Email: jelmaa-at-gmail.com

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At 2:35 on October 23, 2017, Stephen Pickett said…

yes it was made by Alexander last year

At 11:22 on August 11, 2017, Patricia Butler said…

Thank you Jelma for welcoming me to your website. I have recently aquired my first early 19th century guitar after collecting several vintage Spanish guitars. I am eager to learn more about my latest addition and antique guitars in general. I cannot offer any knowledge on your site but look forward to gaining some knowledge. I will post some photos on the forum and look forward to receiving some information on my guitar. Thank again. Pat

At 22:30 on January 5, 2017, Leon de Kroes said…

Hoi Jelma, leuk om je hier te zien!. Hartelijke groet, Leon

At 20:03 on August 11, 2016, Guzman Ramos said…

Thank you Jelma!

At 4:36 on June 13, 2016, Ken Hartdegen said…

Thanks very much Jelma! Nice to hear from you; still getting it all set up....

At 17:48 on January 14, 2016, Alan Clark said…

Thank you!

Regards, Alan

At 8:20 on November 11, 2015, Marten Falk said…

Thank you very much!

At 14:52 on November 2, 2015, Timothy Burris said…

Hoi Jelma,

Arcas, Pujol, Manjon, Llobet, Pujol, Tarrega, o.a.


At 9:22 on September 14, 2015, Toby Chapman said…

Many thanks.Toby.

At 22:23 on September 13, 2015, Gregg Miner said…

Thanks, Jelma - I was recently invited by my multi-string friend Stanley Alexandrowicz, but I should have signed up long ago!  I'm not sure what I can offer your group but a fascinated, appreciative audience.  I'm (predominantly) a steel-string fingerstyle player, but dabble when I can a bit with everything in the Miner Museum.


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