Isn't it a little different when the composer himself is the publisher? I mean, can we not assume that there are no editorial changes other than those made by the composer himself? And by the way, although some mistakes may creep in with the publishing process, manuscripts also have plenty of mistakes, some of which are probably corrected during the publishing process. Again, I am speaking in a case where the composer is the publisher.Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:35 pmManuscript means handwritten, understood in context to mean handwritten, preferably autographed final draft. Only one of those I know about is the originally unpublished Fantaisie owned by Pepe Romero and issued by Tuscany Publications.
First or early editions may or may not be of help but they are the closest we can get to these composers.
Its a surprise when you think how many manuscripts survive from over a century earlier.
Oh, no, how could you have sold the Ambridge? That was such a wonderful sounding guitar! Such a shame that you had to part with it.RobMacKillop wrote: ↑Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:01 pmCheers, Rick. No, I had to sell my beautiful Ambridge guitar for financial reasons, and thought it might take a while before I was happy with anything else. Not that I'm 100% happy with this guitar, but it will do until something more suitable comes along. It's not the guitar's fault, it's just not designed with my technique in mind.