The Baroque Guitar

From around 1600–1750, the Baroque guitar took the place of its predecessor, the Vihuela, as well as the lute in the renaissance as an amateur's instrument. 

Five double strings were played in similar fashions of the Vihuela, and continued its finger-picking and plectrum-strumming tradition. 

It existed alongside Antonio Stradivari, and 5 surviving Stradivarius baroque guitars survive today. 

Temple Anthropology Laboratory and Museum 

Gladfelter Hall- Lower Level, Temple University

1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122

anthlab@temple.edu

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