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Vihuela tuning on 5th and 6th Courses
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I have seen vihuelas strung both octave and unison on the 5th and 6th courses. I have read several articles on this and there does not seem to be a firm conclusion. Is this a matter personal choice?…Continue

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Kim Heinlein replied to Kim Heinlein's discussion Vihuela tuning on 5th and 6th Courses
"Thank you."
Apr 25
Monica Hall replied to Kim Heinlein's discussion Vihuela tuning on 5th and 6th Courses
"As you say there are several articles on the subject but very little evidence one way or the other so I guess it really is a matter of personal choice. It depends on whether you find the octave doubling intrusive in the counterpoint. Most player…"
Apr 25
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Vihuela tuning on 5th and 6th Courses

I have seen vihuelas strung both octave and unison on the 5th and 6th courses. I have read several articles on this and there does not seem to be a firm conclusion. Is this a matter personal choice? String choice?Thank youSee More
Apr 25
Kim Heinlein replied to Chris Erwich's discussion Stephen Barber baroque guitar for sale
"What the scale length? what is the width at the nut? Beautiful guitar. kim"
Jan 20, 2021
Kim Heinlein replied to yong leong's discussion Thomann Baroque Guitar (uk cyberstore)
"I do not know about the Thomann BG but I had purchased a Heartland BG from Muzikkon and is was awful. Cost was around USD$ 750.00. It sounded like a ukelele and the pegs were not a good fit and the strings were awful. It did come in a nice padded…"
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