Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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2018 Andrew Britton Fellowship for Guitar Research

The Consortium for Guitar Research, an affiliate of the Royal Musical Association of Great Britain, invites applications from guitar resea…

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Baroque Guitar and b.c.

Hello, What works are there for baroque guitar and b.c.? Thanks, Thomas

Started by Thomas Tallant

4 Sep 29
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Mysterious guitar?

This is a Russian seven string guitar. What puzzles me is the shape of the body and the bridge. These looks English (Panormo style) to me b…

Started by Marten Falk

3 Sep 2
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Spanish Speakers?

Do you speak Spanish and have an interest in the history of the guitar, vihuela, and/or lute? Consider joining the Sociedad de la Vihuela (…

Started by Lars Rosager

2 Aug 16
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Strange guitar tunings or error?

Can anyone explain the transcription of chords A, C, D, E, F, G? This is from Craig H. Russel's article in "The Cambridge Companion to the…

Started by Marten Falk

10 Jul 20
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seeking advice on lyre-guitar

I've acquired a lyre guitar that appears to be dated 1801, Lavary Fils A Paris Does anyone have any experience with these such that you can…

Started by Christopher Davies

4 Jul 7
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seeking advice on a couple early guitars. Here's the second guitar

Same questions: orginal bridge? Deciphering of maker/dealer of belly? Likely year? early 6 string or converted 5 course? Thanks for your op…

Started by Christopher Davies

1 Jun 30
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Seeking opinion about a couple early guitars. Part one of two

A friend of mine agrees this is probably not the original bridge. Would anyone like to chime in? Similar to a guitar you've seen that has i…

Started by Christopher Davies

0 Jun 30

Campanella scale

Can anyone point me towards some baroque guitar Campanella scale tab please

Started by Tom Monaghan

3 May 6
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Matiegka Opus 30 (guitar and cello)

I am looking for a downloadable copy of Matiegka's Opus 30, Fantasia in Forma di Serenata, for guitar and cello.  Does anyone know where th…

Started by Thomas Tallant

0 Mar 19

Stradivari guitar plans

I am very happy to announce that my plans for the Stradivari baroque guitar have been published last week. These plans have been based on…

Started by Jan van Cappelle

0 Feb 6


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