It’s no secret that the staff at The Twelfth Fret are interested in all kinds of guitars. We’re also very interested in historic instruments, and there are many survivors from the Romantic era.
During the 1800s there were many romantic guitar builders, in Paris, London, and other European cities. This fine example was built in Paris around
The Windsor Zither Banjo was built from 1887 until the Birmingham factory was destroyed in 1940 during a German air-raid. The Castle Works
This C. Bruno and Son fretless banjo arrived here about 15 years ago and has been in storage ever since. As is often
I have recently revisited this 1920s European Acoustic guitar and restrung it with Newtone Heritage low tension strings. It is a lovely, playable guitar.
Louis Panormo was the most successful of all nineteenth-century London guitar makers. His clients included Trinidad Huerta Madame Pratten and probably Fernando Sor. He built
Here is a wonderful 1830 Gennaro Fabricatore Romantic Era Guitar. There seems little doubt that the first modern 6 string guitars had their genesis
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
We have a number of historic, Romantic era instruments for sale. All are being sold as is. Here are the first two, an Aubry
This is a very interesting and playable instrument with unique features, but it does need some restoration to stabilize glue failures; given that the