I visited the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels today. Among a very wide range of instruments on display was an 1893 guitar from Mallorca. What struck me about it was that its construction looked more like a baroque guitar than a romantic guitar. In particular it was strung in five courses with two strings and a single strung first course. Does anyone know whether this type of guitar was common in the 19th century or was it perhaps a local variation?
Eric from GuitarLoot
Renaissance and Baroque freak; classical guitars by Lester Backshall (2008), Ramirez (Guitarra del Tiempo 2017),
Yamaha (SLG 130NW silent classical guitar 2014).