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Baroque and early guitars




Baroque guitar 69 cm  based on  J. Massaguer 1770
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A loud and full bodied sound with proper string length to have a sustained and singing "voice".

SL 69 cm , tuning:  e
Veight : ca 870g
Back of flamed maple matured 40 yrs
Sides of ebony and pernambuco
Top: Val di Fiemme spruce
Rose:  Made by Elena Dal Cortivo in 3 layers of sheepskin parchment
Neck: Spanish type mahogany neck /heel/ neckblock
Pegs in plum
Aquila nylgut strings type NNG and copper wound type D on 4th course. Aquila gut frets.




Baroque guitar 69 cm  based on  Stradivarius " Rawlins"
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A light and resonant instrument with proper string length to have a sustained and singing "voice".

SL 69 cm , tuning:  e
Veight : 675g
Back and sides of flamed maple matured 40 yrs
Top: European spruce matured 19 yrs with inlaid bone ornaments in original design
Rose: I make my own to the original design in 3 layers of sheepskin parchment from W. Cowley, England.
Neck: Core of pine matured 120 yrs. Sycamore veneer and fillets to original "Sabionari" design.
Pegs in plum and pegplate/head with core of maple with ebony / maple veneer and fillets to original "Sabionari" design.
Aquila nylgut strings type NNG and copper wound on 4th course. Aquila gut frets.


link to sound samples of this instrument:  https://soundcloud.com/lars-torressen/stradivarius-rawlins-2-maple-canarios-test
https://soundcloud.com/lars-torressen/stradivarius-rawlins-2-maple-rasguado-test










Walnut Baroque guitar 67 cm  based on  Stradivarius " Rawlins"
Same model as above but more basic variant with less decoration and other materials.
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A light and resonant instrument , SL=  65 - 67 cm
Video by Polivios here:

SL 67 cm , tuning:  e
Veight :  750 -800g
Back and sides of walnut or cherry
Top: European spruce,  well matured.
Rose:  Made by  Elena Dal Cortivo to the original design in 3 layers of parchment.
Neck: Mahogany or pine with ebony veneer on request /extra cost.
Pegs in rosewood
Aquila nylgut strings type NNG and copper wound on 4th course. Aquila gut frets.






Baroque guitar 65cm after Christopho Cocko, Venice 1602

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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.

Based on instrument in Paris, Citè de la Musique / E.2090

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. 






Baroque guitar 64 cm, anon, similar to Michel Lambert mid. 17th cent.

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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.

Based on a drawing by Paul Thomson feb-78
SL 64cm  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


link to recording: https://www.amazon.de/Monsieur-Sainte-Colombe-Pièces-Viole/dp/B000B7W8ZW/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1529149164&sr=1-1&keywords=pandolfo+sainte-colombe
Thomas Boysen plays this instrument on the CD:
Paolo Pandolfo, Thomas Boysen ‎– Mr. de Sainte Colombe , Pièces de viole
Press "AUDIO" button in main menu for a link or use Spotify.
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 Pages, Cadiz    1811
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Based on RMT 67/10 in the Ringve Museum

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.   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.