Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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At 22:15 on November 14, 2013, Marcos Pablo Dalmacio said…

Thank you Jelma!!!

At 23:34 on November 6, 2013, Robert Mandel said…

Thank you! Robert

At 4:11 on September 25, 2013, Edgardo de Dios said…

Many thanks, Jelma for the welcome. Hope to explore the site and learn a lot. More power.

At 9:11 on August 30, 2013, Tony Nugent said…

Hi Jelma, just love the Sor Andante Largo Op. 5...the 1834 Romantic guitar sounds wonderful too. I look forward to hearing more. Thanks

At 22:45 on August 14, 2013, Neil Howard said…

Thank you Jelma for the welcome, and thank you for asking me to provide more info about my vihuela.

I've actually only seen it once--it's still at the home of a relative who, having learned that I play (barely!) the guitar, is giving it to me.  What led to my finding this site is that I Googled to try to find info as to whether the vihuela would be put at risk by my having it at my home, which though in a more temperate region than my relative's, doesn't have air conditioning (that is, my home doesn't), and (my home) has only on/off central heating (no thermostat), unlike my relative's home (which has air conditioning and thermostat-based heating).

I had a brief but relatively good look at the vihuela at my relative's.  It looks, well, like historical-type vihuelas I've now seen at youtube and at this site.  I'll get more info from my relative, as to this vihuela's origin.

Thanks again!

At 23:36 on August 13, 2013, Cesar Arias said…

Thank you Jelma for your welcome, I'm very happy to join you.

At 17:39 on August 4, 2013, John Strain said…

Thank you Jelma; I am looking forward to participating on the site.

Best wishes,


At 13:47 on August 4, 2013, Christine Gabrielle said…



At 18:26 on July 12, 2013, nick harrison said…

Hi. I would prefer a British restorer as I have some other early guitars that need work doing to them. No one seems to be advertising for work on early guitars, possibly because they prefer building guitars. I would try restoration myself, but know my limitations.

At 19:41 on May 17, 2013, Alfonso Marin said…

Thank you Jelma! Are you the admin?

At 21:18 on April 21, 2013, Martin Hurttig said…

good evening Jelma,

it was a great plesure to meet you in Ueberlingen. That realy was fun!!

big greetings from Leipzig


At 11:54 on February 5, 2013, George Miller said…

I'm a new member and I'm not sure I know the protocol here.

I have acquired an old guitar from Prague built by Jaroslav Houslar Dvorak from 1888. All I can find in researching him is that he was a violin maker and I have found his violins on the internet selling from 3,500 dollars to 4,500 dollars.  I have never seen anything about building guitars.  The label inside this guitar is the exact same that is used in his violins. The guitar has Brazilian rosewood back and sides and spruce or pine in the top. It is built in the Torres style (larger body than a parlor guitar).

Anyone have any knowledge of this builder?  Is this guitar rare? I will try and post some photos.

George Miller


At 9:51 on November 24, 2012, Ton Bogaard said…

Moet het in het engels of could it be in Dutch?

I am trying to get in touch with Antonio Espinoza from Jerez de la Frontera. Do you have an adress?


At 12:07 on March 22, 2012, Ana Maria Hernandez said…

Thanks Jelma!!! Best regards

Ana Maria

At 17:49 on September 5, 2011, Stephen Wentworth Arndt, Ph.D. said…

Lieve Jelma,


Ik ben teleurgesteld dat ik op deze pagina geen mp3-bestanden aanplakken kan, maar dank je wel voor het idee en voor de hulpaanbod. Ik zal het overdenken. Op het ogenblik ben ik niet zeker wat ik doen wil. Misschien is het beste een eigene website te krijgen, hoewel ik niet weet wat ik ermee aanvangen zal. (Technisch ben ik niet bijzonder begaafd.)


Hartelijke groeten,



At 21:42 on August 24, 2011, Jan Burgers said…
That would be great! I am really very interested.
At 18:54 on August 24, 2011, Jan Burgers said…

Hallo Jelma. Yes I have a few of these arrangements, en know of the existence of some others. I am collecting Molino's music, so I hope to get a hold of those also sometimes.



At 17:26 on June 19, 2011, Renate Plieseis said…
Thanks, Jelma!
I'm glad I found this site, looking forward to have a proper look around here :-)
At 14:40 on June 14, 2011, Sinier de Ridder said…



The repport of the Sabionari's restoration is now here :


If you like other details, please tell me…



At 16:55 on June 6, 2011, Sinier de Ridder said…

Hello, and thank you very much for posting Krishnasol playing the Sabionari. I just dont know how to do that! I tried but i missed… I will post the repport of restoration on my web-site in a week…

Best regards


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