Most practical romantic guitar...

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Kjetil Heggelund
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Most practical romantic guitar...

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Mon May 28, 2018 1:04 pm

Hello there!
I'm dreaming of a new guitar! It will hopefully be a Viennese type romantic guitar replica, the Legnani model. Since the guitar composers of the time wanted more basses after a while, I've decided to get some too! So I see my options are an 8-string Ries, or a Scherzer 10-string. Does anyone have any thoughts?

best wishes,
Kjetil.
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Kjetil Heggelund
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Re: Most practical romantic guitar...

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Wed May 30, 2018 3:44 pm

I'm now on a waiting list to have a replica of something built for me! I'd like to play Mertz like it should and that's with 10 strings. I also want to use the same guitar for Giuliani, that's only 6 strings, and Legnani, sometimes 8. Has anyone invented a device to dampen the extra strings?
Kevin Aram "Torres", 2009
Stephan Schlemper "Transparence", 2015
Whatever you can do to have a good time, let's get on with it so long as it doesn't cause a murder...FZ

Kjetil Heggelund
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Re: Most practical romantic guitar...

Post by Kjetil Heggelund » Thu May 31, 2018 2:20 pm

The luthier says the 10 string is not very useful for other than late romantic music. Playing 6 string repertoire with 10 strings seems a bit strange...
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tkoehler1
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Re: Most practical romantic guitar...

Post by tkoehler1 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:45 pm

Kjetil Heggelund wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Has anyone invented a device to dampen the extra strings?
This came up a few months ago, check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKlV8H ... e=youtu.be

Easy low tech solution.

TK

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