Brugère À Mirecourt 1845
Brugère À Mirecourt 1845
Table épicéa, caisse érable moucheté fond plaqué sur érable plane. Rare instrument fait par un des ouvriers de René Lacote, portant le barrage et le chevalet spécifiques demandés au luthier par le compositeur Aguado. Longueur totale : 96 cm, Longueur caisse : 48,1 cm, Longueur corde : 62,7 cm Sillet : 45 mm. Price: Inquire
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D&A Roudhloff
D&A Roudhloff

This D&A (Dominique and Arnauld) Roudhloff guitar was built around 1845. Dominique and Arnauld were the sons of Francois Roudhloff, who was a very famous luthier from Mirecourt. His sons went from Mirecourt to London where they worked as guitar makers and as guitar dealers.

The top of this guitar is in remarkable condition.

Back and sides are made of impressive looking rosewood that only shows some little perfectly repaired cracks that are hard to see.

The high quality tuning machines are original and decorated with floral motifs.

Luthier: D&A Roudhloff

Construction year: c. 1850

Top: Spruce

Back and sides: Rosewood

Scale: 635 mm

Nut: 45

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VISSENAIRE cc1825 front
Louis Nicolas VISSENAIRE cc1825
Guitar made by Louis Nicolas VISSENAIRE cc1825 Year: cc1925 Back et ribs: Maple burl. Front: Spruce Tuners: Pegheds Scale: 633mm Neck Width: 47 mm at the nut Condition: This instrument had a few repaired cracks on the top, the back. The guitar is now perfectly stable, set up and very easy to play. Price: 4’500€ Comments: guitare romantique  a été faite à Lyon vers 1825 par Louis Nicolas Vissenaire (1793-1867). C'est un instrument typique de ce grand luthier qui a fabriqué ce modèle "à cornes" dès 1820. Il s'agissait à cette époque d'une innovation. La lutherie est soignée et d'une grande finesse, avec ses larges filets de table d'harmonie en ébène et ivoire. Cette guitare convient très bien au répertoire romantique. C’est aussi un instrument de collection. Lutherie - Table en épicéa non verni avec filets en  ébène et ivoire - fond et éclisses en érable moucheté - Manche plaqué ébène - Touche 20 frettes en ébène - Tête en ébène et érable moucheté - Chevilles d'origine en ébène et grain de nacre
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Ludwig Reisinger
Ludwig Reisinger
  • scale length: 640 mm.
  • body length: 440
  • total overall length: 930
  • body width (at heel): 60 (at middle bout): 80 (at lower bout): 75
  • fingerboard thickness (at nut): 15. (at 12th fret): 20
  • fingerboard width (at nut): 45 (at 12th fret): 55
  • tuning keys: mechanical; keys: ivory
Price: 7500€
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Nicolas Legros
Nicolas Legros

GUITAR by NICOLAS LEGROS DE LA NEUVILLE, PARIS, CA. 1835

Printed Label reads: Rue des Lavandières Sainte Opportune, No 4 ,

AU DEUXIÉME. LEGROS, LUTHIER, ANCIEN OUVRIER DU SIEUR LACOTE,

"Fait tout ce qui concerne son état, au plus Juste prix."

A PARIS

 

This is a rare and finely made guitar, very much in the style of Lacote, with solid satinwood back and sides, ebony and ivory multiple purflings to the belly. It retains its original fretboard and frets (except the 12th which is a later replacement).

Legros is recorded as a publisher of music and luthier to the opera in Paris. He claims to have previously worked for Lacote on his label (see transcription). This is the first guitar by this maker that I have encouontered.

The dimensions are: stringlength: 624mm; Length, body: 425mm, max width: 290mm; the sides are quite deep at 83-90mm and the body overall resembles the slightly larger Lacote model frequently seen the early 1830’s.

The ebony bridge is original, as are the small wood screws that fix it to the original bridge plate. This technique is sometimes found on instruments that were built to be sent to hot or humid climates such as the French colonies of the time.

This guitar came to the current owner through a friend, who was given it by the grandniece of the virtuoso violinist, Joseph Joachim, shortly after World War II, when she was in Edinburgh. It would appear to have been brought to Scotland by the Joachim family, who immigrated shortly before the war to escape persecution.

The guitar is generally in excellent condition for its age and is fully playable. The neck is straight and the action good. The tone is strong, clear and “nutty” a very attractive and responsive guitar to play.

It has had some repair work to the neck, carried out in England around 1850. The fitted case is English and the head, which seemed to be based on the original is also English, as were the tuners.

The heel of the neck is solid ebony, fitted to the ebony veneered neck. A small repair in the heel has been filled with ebony and is almost invisible. The dovetail had also been damaged and this has also been restored (see photos for more detail). There is a well repaired crack in the treble side, the back being in good condition and the belly with 4 small, repaired cracks, all in good condition. The case is English, ca. 1850 and was built for this guitar. It has been fully restored in the workshop and is in very good condition.

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