Renaissance guitar based on historical illustrations. Available with pegbox (as shown) or flat peghead with pegs from behind. Available with flat or vaulted back.
Scale length: 50cm
German/Alpine Spruce, European Sycamore, Sapele, Plum. Other wood choices available.
Left: An anonymous illustration (1570). Right: Part of 'The Fight between Carnival and Lent' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlands, 1559).
Left: Part of a portrait of Gaspar Duiffoprugcar by Pierre Woeiriot (France, 1562). Right: The title page from book of renaissance guitar tablature (France, 1552), showing a variant with a flat peghead, which is also available.
Front view of renaissance guitar with pegbox instead of peghead. Fingerboard of Swiss Pear.
Side view from back of renaissance guitar with pegbox instead of peghead. Back and sides of English Elm and Meranti.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Tristan Frampton.
A video and sound sample of this instrument being played. Playing by Andrea Cataldo.