Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Marc Alexander
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Instruments for sale
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Alexander Jul 13, 2009.

Past Time with Good Company ... on vihuela?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Alexander Oct 19, 2008.

Quito guitar or vihuela?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexander Batov Sep 17, 2008.

 

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I am an expat British journalist living in Marin County, where I play the Renaissance lute, vihuela de mano, and Rose orpharion. Although my interests center on English and Spanish Renaissance music, I greatly enjoy the works of the early Italian masters and the lesser known compositions from Central Europe, especially Barkfark and his contemporaries. I also enjoy modern guitars, 12 strings, and even (gasp!) the Stratocaster.
I am a British journalist now living in Mill Valley , where I play the lute, vihuela de mano, and Rose orpharion. Although my interests center on English and Spanish Renaissance music, I greatly enjoy the works of the early Italian masters and the lesser known compositions from Central Europe, especially Barkfark and his contemporaries.

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At 15:40 on September 13, 2008, Marc Alexander said…
Hi Roger: Thanks for your message. I've had the new vihuela for several weeks now and it's a fine instrument. The only modification I needed to make was the based end of the first wood fret was a tad high and caused the C and G courses to buzz when playing up the scale. I put an eraser under the strings, used a 100 grit emory board to take down the height of the fret a little, then finished the job with a very fine grit nail file to give the fret a smooth finish. And now there's no buzz, no problems -- just the joy of playing Narvaez and Milan (et. al.) on the instrument for which their composition were intended. As they say in Spanish, which is as close as I can come to Portuguese, "Estoy contento." Regards, Marc.
At 13:51 on September 13, 2008, Roger Burmester said…
Hi Marc! What a good news! Luciano told me about your vihuela. How nice is to receive a new instrument, isn't it? So have a nice "honeymoon"! keep in touch, regards!
At 15:26 on June 20, 2008, Rob MacKillop said…
Hi Marc. Good to have you here, and looking forward to your contributions.
 
 
 

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