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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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French Romantic era Guitar 1828

French Romantic era Guitar 1828

From 1828, here is an interesting French Romantic era guitar. The label reads “Medialle d’or 1822 to 1828” . Other writing on the label is hard to distinguish.

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