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Examination of Juan Rodríguez as a master violero

(1578.12.27) - AHPM, Prot. 982, fol. 1254-55.
instrument: vihuela de mano / guitarra | century: 16cent/3/late | catalogue nº: 16-332

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Artwork

Creator Rodríguez, Juan (1)

Medium Document: archival

Location

City Madrid | Region Madrid | Old kingdom Castile

Characteristics
Body Strings Neck Pegbox
Bridge Frets Back Pegs
Technique Guitar 16cent
Commentary

To become a master violero in Madrid in 1578, Juan Rodríguez was required among other things to make “una viguela con lazo hondo y una guitarra de la misma manera.” i.e. guitar and vihuela, each with a deepset rose (bordas1995, 52). For details, ➞ Documents D0383.

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