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Romantica / French Romantica 19th Century Antique Natural / 1880 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

The latest beauty that entered our shop is this Romantic guitar. It was built at the end of the 19th century in France. Not much information from this period is available, but we can surely tell you that this guitar is a real treasure! It is built from solid maple, the right hand side of it is fixed with a separate piece of maple. This guitar has soundhole inlays, a moustache bridge and multi scale frets to ensure better intonation. We can proudly say that it has survived two world wars and it is still in great condition!

The Romantic guitar has a rich history, beginning during the last decades of the 18th century. First Romantic guitar was built in 1774 by Ferdinando Gagliano in Naples. The romantic guitar eventually led to Antonio de Torres Jurado's fan-braced Spanish guitars, the immediate precursors of the modern classical guitar.

Around the same time France also began to produce guitars with six single courses and Spain soon followed. Italian, French, and Spanish six-string guitars differed from the baroque guitar in similar ways. In addition to the advances already mentioned the guitar was gradually given more pronounced curves and a larger body while ornamentation was more restrained, remaining mostly around the edges of the body and the sound hole, which lacked a decorative rose to allow more volume. Frets were no longer of tied gut but fixed strips of some harder material, first ebony or ivory then metal. Wooden pegs were later replaced by metal tuning machines.

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For the past year, Sun-Sounds has been building a reputation with professional musicians, collectors, and friends who want straight answers, expertise, and quality instruments. We are a start-up company hosting the 1st vintage, used and new musical instrument shop. Also offering you the chance to sell or trade in your instrument.

Stocked with the best budget guitars and equipment for the starting musician. We are passionate about what we sell and whom we sell to. Our goal at Sun-Sounds is to give you a good selection of guitars, amps, basses, effects, drums & percussions, and most of all to be there when you need us most!

When you think of servicing and repairing your guitars or amplifiers, Sun-Sounds will always be your best option. We work with the very best technicians and luthiers on the island - Pinky promise!

Above of that all we are very nice people offering an impressively good service. In short now you know why you should visit us, its your turn to convince yourself! We look forward to meet you ☺


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