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Transitional Guitar 1780-1850

The transitional guitar was made during the period 1780-1850 and comes between the baroque and modern guitar(Torres). In this short period lots of changes took place in the guitar.The 5 double courses changed into 6 single strings, tied frets were replaced by metal frets (silver or brass) and the fingerboard was no longer set flush into the soundboard but was extended to the rosette. The wooden pegs were replaced by machine heads. Sometimes this guitar is called Romantic guitar.

The transitional guitar can be made with the fingerboard flush into the soundboard (traditional way) or with the fingerboard over the soundboard till the rosette. Both guitars have 18 frets.

Woods and finish

Transitional no. 1: Copy of a French guitar around 1820. Flamed maple sides and back. Spliced Alpine spruce soundboard. Black stained basswood neck. Ebony fingerboard flush into soundboard. Finish: French polish.

Transitional no. 2: Copy of a French guitar around 1820. Flamed maple sides and back. Spliced Alpine spruce soundboard. Black stained basswood neck. Ebony fingerboard over the soundboard. Finish: French polish.

Prices:

Description Euro US Dollar
Transitional no. 1 3.315,--
Transitional no. 2 3.315,--

All transitional guitars can be made with other woods for sides and back.

In the near future it is also possible to build a copy of an Italian guitar made by Fabricatore, Napoli, 1826.





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