Thank you Jelma for welcoming me to your website. I have recently aquired my first early 19th century guitar after collecting several vintage Spanish guitars. I am eager to learn more about my latest addition and antique guitars in general. I cannot offer any knowledge on your site but look forward to gaining some knowledge. I will post some photos on the forum and look forward to receiving some information on my guitar. Thank again. Pat
Thanks, Jelma - I was recently invited by my multi-string friend Stanley Alexandrowicz, but I should have signed up long ago! I'm not sure what I can offer your group but a fascinated, appreciative audience. I'm (predominantly) a steel-string fingerstyle player, but dabble when I can a bit with everything in the Miner Museum.
I never really played any of my instruments except the one that I specifically made for myself. I play left handed. I loaned it out to a local classical player for a while but he didn't take very good care of it so I took it back. I should have sold it but I like to take it out and look at it once in a while. I actually made four Voboam copies and sold three.
I wonder if you know my old friend Gunther Mark. He makes early instruments near Nuremberg, but he lived in Amsterdam at one time. He watched me make that guitar in Portland so many years ago.