A Dictionary os the makers os plucked and bowed musical instruments os Spain (1200-2002)
In more than 1500 entries in this first Dictionary about Spanish guitar makers readers will find five centuries os musical instrument making in Spain. Several dynasties os instrument makers can be found as well as the places and streets where they lived and worked and the social conditions os the times. In the twenty-eight appendices (the original version in Spanish is also included) information is given about the Ordinances os the Guilds os instrument makers; details about the construction, en Os vihueLes de main and guitars; names os the masters and apprentices and their personal appearance; working conditions; indentures and certificates os examination ; inventories os workshops listing the tools and implements os their craft, woods and prices os matériaus and instruments. An extensive bibliography and documented references are given for readers interested in further research. In the Prologue to this book José. Romanillos gives his insight into the development os the vihuela de main and the Spanish guitar. This will be an indispensable reference book for instrument makers, historians, musicologists, museums, musical instrument collectors, auction houses, dealers and guitar enthusiasts alike.