"I know the Pages 6c guitar in Edinburgh. I think it is perhaps playable, but we haven't tuned it up to full pitch. I'd love to get it working again. Maybe some day. But judging by this single instrument, I would agree with Sor."
"I think you'll find a similar-shaped instrument in other paintings by Poussin, and other artists as well. Don't overlook that Poussin is here painting an imaginary scene in his past as well as ours, so that some difference in the…"
Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear the harp lute is getting some more playing, it was in bits when it came to me and I wasn't sure until it was all glued up if it would be a viable playing instrument - it certainly surprised us all when it was done. With Rosemary Hodgson's help we got a good stringing for it and it has been going strong ever since. Hope you're enjoying it.
Hi Rob. I was quite inspired by Gordon's guitar playing on Saturday. I'd always thought of the 4-course guitar as not much more than an instrument for providing chordal accompaniments - but apprently not!