Dear Jean Michel, I use a bourdon in the 4th course. The most probable Murcia's stringing includes a thin g placed up in the 3rd course (together with the normal G). I could never use that stringing in my guitar because it is too long and the string would break, but I had to change several fingerings of "campanela" scales to solve the problem. I would suggest you to put the thin g also. I will, no sooner I have my new spanish baroque guitar built (by Sebastian Nuñez).
Hello, Jean Michel, thanks for your comments. I will be playing in Europe again in 2012, in Switzerland, G.B., Germany, and...who knows anywhere else? Maybe Holland, France... the schedule is still open. Best regards
Yes - the problem with Valdambrini - and Foscarini is that they are very badly printed. They may well have engraved their books themselves - and made a mess of it. Also - this may seem strange but they may not have been very musically literate. Like pop musicians today - they could play but were not always sure how to write down what they were playing.