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Two Romantic Era Guitars – 1840 and 1847 (consignment)

Two  Romantic Era Guitars – 1840 and 1847 (consignment)

We have a number of historic, Romantic era instruments for sale. All are being sold as is.

Here are another two, a George Manby guitar built in London around 1820, and a Gaetano Vinaccia guitar built around 1847 in Napoli, Italy.

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British Lute by Edgar Light circa 1790 SOLD

British Lute by Edgar Light circa 1790 SOLD

Historically interesting and in lovely condition, all mechanical parts are in very good working condition. The gold finish, perhaps a neo-classical motif, is very attractive and quite well preserved. The eight extra tuning keys on the front are interesting; this helps overcome the limitations of many smaller harp-based instruments, which lose strings (and notes) to fit into a smaller space. This idea is used on some modern instruments and components, such as the 5th string banjo capo and the HipShot ™ drop tuner.

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