Baroque

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Miguel de Fuenllana

1500 - 1579

1st tabliture ever written.

Declaracionde Instrumentos Musicales

1510

Declaracionde Instrumentos Musicales by Juan Bermudo also shows a 7 string version, although only fragmants of music for the 7 stringed instrument survive from that time.

Luis Milan's El Maestro

1535

Luis Milan's El Maestro, published in 1535, was the 1st book about the vihuela de mano, an early guitar. An illistration in it shows an instrument shaped like a guitar with six courses of strings, tuned like a lute.

Guitar books Published between 1596 - 1750 in Spain or Naples.

1596 - 1714

J.C. Amat: 1596, 1626, 1627, 1639, 1745, 1750.
N. Doizi: 1640, 1645.
G. Sanz: 1674, 1675, 1697.
L. Ruiz de Ribayaz: 1677.
F. Guerau: 1694.
D. de Murcia: 1714.

Baroque Guitar

1600 - 1750

A string instrument with five courses of gut strings and moveable gut frets. The first (highest pitched) course was often a single string

G. P. Foscarini

1629

Published in 1629, 1630, 1632, 1640 (2 editions), 1649.

P. Millioni

1631

1631, 1635, 1661, 1676.

G. B. Abbatessa

1635

1635, 1637, 1650, 1652

French guitar music

1635

Frencg guitar music was made for Isabel Van Langenhove. It can still be found in Holland (Amsterdam, University Library).

Allelande & Sarabande

1636

The 1st important guitar composer of the seventeenth century worked as a guitarist, lutenist, and a theorbist in his native Italy.

L. Monte

1636

1636

G. A. Colonna

1637

1637

P. Millioni and L. Monte

1637

1637, 1644, 1647, 1652, 1659, 1666, 1673, 1678, 1684, 1737.

G. B. Sfondrino

1637

1637

F. Corbetta

1639

1639, 1643, 1648, 1671, 1674

A. Trombetti

1639

1639

A. Carbonchi

1640

1640, 1643

A. M. Bartolotti

1640

1640, 1645, 1655

C. Calvi

1646

1646

G. B. Granata

1646

1646, 1650, 1651, 1659, 1674, 1680, 1684

F. Valdambrini

1647

1647, 1648

S. Pesori

1648

1648, 1650,

T. Marchetti

1648

1648, 1660, 1665

D. Pellegrini

1650

1650

1650's

1650

Francesco Corbetta made his 1st appearance at the court of the guitar playing King Louis XIV in Paris.

G. Banfi

1653

1653

G. Bottazzarie

1663

1663

F. Coriandoli

1670

1670

F. Asioli

1674

1674, 1676

P. Ricci

1677

1677

N. Matteis

1680

1680, 1682

L. Roncalli

1692

1692

A. Michele

1698

1698

The Stradivarius Guitar is Invented

1700

The Rawlins guitar has 5 double strings, typical of guuitars of the 17th century, rather than the 6 single strings found on modern guitars. It is also smaller than today's instruments.