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Baroque and early guitars

Baroque guitar after Christopho Cocko, Venice 1602
Paris, Citè de la Musique / E.2090

Prices  from nok 47 500 / export price: ca 4000 euro ex. vat, (without case)

SL 65cm tuning: e
Back:  pear/cherry
Top:  european spruce
Neck: pear and ebony  veneer on spruce core.
Pegs: norwegian wild cherry
Bridge: pearwood stained black
Photos of  instrument from 1993
This instrument I have kept in my possession. I made it in 1993. This Italian baroque guitar was based on a drawing in the beautiful book by Kevin Coates "Geometry, Proportion and the Art of Luterie" I asked the library at the University to buy the book. My instrument is a copy of the originals geometry and size. I chose other materials for the back and sides, retaining the beautiful slender style but with a more minimalistic detailing keeping only the most basic features in ebony and mother of pearl. The sound is intimate, crisp and resonant in a way that suits the solo repertoire and it responds well to different tunings like those used by Guerau and Sanz.

Baroque guitar based on instrument by Anon.
Drawing by Paul Thomson feb-78

Prices from nok 32 000 / export price: ca 2700 euro ex. vat, (without case)

SL 65m  tuning: e
Back: flamed maple/Valnut
Top: european spruce
Neck: stained mahogany
Pegs: sycamore stained black
Bridge: pearwood stained black
Photos of the instrument from 1993
Sold to Thomas Boysen

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Thomas Boysen plays this instrument on the CD:
Paolo Pandolfo, Thomas Boysen ‎– Mr. de Sainte Colombe , Pièces de viole
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This instrument has a deep, resonant and light body made of walnut. This, and the broad lower bout, makes for a sonorous and percussive sound well suited for continuo work. This guitar is a copy of the originals geometry and size. Compared to the original, I chose different materials for the body, retaining only a minimalist detailing and keeping the sound hole open as the original, although we may expect the rose is missing from the original instrument.
Guitar after Joseph Pagez   1811
RMT 67/10 in the Ringve Museum

Price from nok 40 000 / export price: ca 3400 euro ex. vat, (without case)

SL 63cm tuning: e
Back: maple
Top:  european spruce
Neck: stained mahogany
Pegs: sycamore stained black
Bridge: pearwood stained black
Photos of the instrument from 1991
The guitar RMT 67/10 in the Ringve Museum collection may well have started its life with 6 double strings as we know from other  instruments from this time and area. The originals bridge and  fretboard is of Torres type and added later.  My instrument is based on  the originals geometry and size but I made the fretboard flush with soundboard like other Pagez guitars and added a Panormo style bridge that one may question in hindsight.  I made two guitars like this, one in rosewood and one in maple.
Sold to Rolf Lislevand who played several concerts on it.