Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Lars Tørressen
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Baroque-guitar-2

"This instrument I have kept in my possession. I made it in 1993. This Italian baroque guitar  was based on a drawing in the beautiful  book by Kevin Coates "Geometry, Proportion and the Art of  Luterie" I asked the…"
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LUTT kopi

"7 course lute based on a body by Hans Frey. Back in cypress with ebony spacers. Neck in poplar with sawn ebony veneer. Top is spruce from Monte Negro? (Brüder Fuchs, Mittenwald 1996). Made on commission around  2003."
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Theorber

"My theorboes   no5 and no3 (L to R)  both made around  2000.  Based on a body by Magno Dieffopruchar. An instrument  to be changed later by Thomas Edlinger in Prague. A  fairly popular model I think due to its…"
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About me:
Professional lute and early guitar maker.
Master in Architecture from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1993.
Basically self thought and two long summer courses at Marholmen in Sweden with Arne Lindberg and Kenneth Sparr. Learned a lot about the instruments, sound, stringing, setup, construction, repertoire and playing technique from attending masterclasses in lute playing at Ringve International Summer school and similar courses in Bremen and Heidelberg with Hopkinson Smith, Rolf Lislevand, Jacob Lindberg and Paul O`Dette. I have an old stock of materials collected back from 1990 ties that I make my instruments from. My instruments are sold to professional players in Norway and Germany. I have made some measurements and construction drawings of old guitars and Norwegian folk instruments at Ringve Museum, Trondheim, Norway. Pagez, Fabricatore and anon.
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http://www.torressenlutes.com

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