Marco32 wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:21 am
Howie wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:41 pm
1832 Panormo, Fecit model. So small and easy to play. Every time I pick it up I play a piece of history.
Howie, you might interested in knowing that “fecit” is not a model. At that time, luthiers didn’t think in terms of “models” which is a later concept. Many luthiers used to write their labels in latin and “fecit” means “built”, like you can see in this label from a Guarnieri’s violin, which translates “built by Giuseppe Guarnieri in Cremona in 1750”.
The Panormo 'fecit' model is so called because the label included the word fecit - unlike the Panormo 'Spanish style'. It's just a way of differentiating the Panormo fan braced guitar with that of the ladder style. I'm fond of the Panormo Spanish style guitar - tonally somewhere between a Lacote and a full sized Torres model.
BTW. I think they are a bit out on the date of that Guarneri.