Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Michael. N.
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Michael. N.'s Discussions

New Aquila Nylgut
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tonyyyy Feb 19, 2011.

String making.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelma van Amersfoort May 22, 2009.

Rasgueados are for everyone. Nitin Arora
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Michael. N. replied to Larry Kellogg's discussion GREAT MUSICAL CURIOSITY
"The Citterns were low tension for 'steel' strings but then again there are 10 of them. I have an original Preston (Longman) and I think I would describe the bracing as substantial. I've only seen the cittern X bracing in pictures but…"
May 15
Michael. N. replied to nick harrison's discussion The Guitar in Italy
"Send an email to the lute maker Anna Radice (google her)."
May 15
Michael. N. replied to Bill Brettschneider's discussion Bow Brand stings for baroque guitar?
"Yes. I bought a few fair lengths of their gut, actually quite a lot. Sounds perfectly good to my ears and I've tried most (but not quite all) of the world's gut string suppliers. I also tried it on a violin, running up against an expensive…"
Apr 19, 2016
Michael. N. and Pavao Sever are now friends
Oct 31, 2015
Michael. N. replied to Pavao Sever's discussion Help needed! Technical drawings from Cite de la musique Paris museum
"I have one of the Voboam drawings, which I purchased some 15 years ago. The print was a little faint even when it was new. It's probably in worse condition now. I'll have to dig it out and see what it's like."
Oct 31, 2015
Michael. N. commented on nick harrison's photo

Pre 1850 guitars.

":-) I only said Marchal because I also came across that very instrument. "
Jul 5, 2014
Michael. N. commented on nick harrison's photo

Pre 1850 guitars.

"The one on the extreme right of the picture looks early French. Marchal or ?"
Jul 5, 2014
Michael. N. replied to Beth Alexander's discussion Baroque guitar left hand technique
"Perhaps you just need to spend a bit more time getting accustomed to holding the instrument with the use of a strap whilst consciously trying to avoid supporting the neck with the left hand. The Neck resting on the base of the index finger might be…"
Jul 1, 2014

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At 14:46 on December 11, 2008, Jim Dalton said…
Thanks, Michael.

Swimming in final exams to be graded... As soon as I can I'll check it out.

At 20:39 on May 18, 2008, Rob MacKillop said…
Welcome, Michael. You have a nice website. Looking forward to your contributions here.

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