Guitars & Vihuelas

  • Dias Model Guitar

    Dias Model Guitar

    In the collection at the Royal College of Music in London there is a fabulous guitar. This instrument was made by Belchior Dias in Lisbon, 1581. In its current condition it is set up as a guitar with five courses, but the small size of the body and short...

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  • Sellas Model Baroque Guitar

    Sellas Model Baroque Guitar

    This model of baroque guitar is based on an instrument made by Metto Sellas in Venice. The head of the original instrument has a label plate in which the year 1638 is given, presumably as the year of production. It is a large instrument with a string...

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  • Spanish Baroque Guitar

    Spanish Baroque Guitar

    It is most unfortunate that there is no original guitar that exists from the Golden Era of the Baroque guitar in Spain for us to copy. Consequently, to reproduce this style of instrument we have to collect basic construction details from guitar-like...

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  • Spanish Vihuela

    Spanish Vihuela

    In the 16th century, the Spanish musicians developed a unique form of guitar for playing polyphonic music resulting in a six-course waisted instrument played with a bow, a quill, or the fingers. The type that seems to have been most common, or at least...

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  • Prelude Baroque guitar

    Prelude Baroque guitar

    The Prelude guitar is an addition to the Gamut Music line of affordable instruments, that also includes the Recercar six course lute, Fantasia eight course lute and Saraband eleven course Baroque lute. All of these instruments are made with the same...

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  • Pavan Renaissance Guitar

    Pavan Renaissance Guitar

    The Gamut Pavan Renaissance guitar has the same outline of the Dias model guitar. However, rather than having the fluted back, the Pavan guitar has a flat back. The tone is bright and lively, and playability is excellent with a low action and a...

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