Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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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


At 9:10 on June 2, 2011, Alexandros Zervas said…

Hi Jelma. This piece it's so beautiful.

Yes sounds like 'La Monica' or une jeune fillette.

Best wishes.




At 20:44 on May 9, 2011, Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen said…

Very funny. I must admit though that I find most of the beards too much. I'm more into the kind of sideburns the men had in early 19th century, like the one Giuliani had.

Thanks for the link though



At 20:40 on March 30, 2011, Rob MacKillop said…
Jelma, I enjoyed the folia by Castro. Nice dynamics and tone!
At 8:14 on March 24, 2011, Kernoa Patrig said…

Très jolie pièce, le timbre de l'instrument est vraiment très élégant, très charmant. Bravo!!

Une Folia? Dat is te gek!!!!


Groetjes, profite de tes quelques jours de congés.

At 10:51 on March 5, 2011, Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen said…

Thank You. I see, You where only joking. I'm allso proud to be a nerd. One should be careful with irony when writting.

I'm impressed with all the ensembles you play in. I'd like to play with some other instruments too. There's not many musicians in Denmark that plays historical instruments and the once that do is only into baroque music and I'm more into the early romantic period not only as a musician but allso as a historian. I read a lot a history book about late 18th till mid 19th century.

I'm happy that You like our video. I'm the one with the 19th century sideburns.


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