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5-course Vihuela

(1502) - Vocabularii molt profitos...(Perpignan, 1502)
vihuela de mano / guitarra - 16cent/1/early - instrument 16-113

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Artwork

Creator anon

Medium Artwork: Woodcut

Location

City Perpignan Region Catalonia Old kingdom Aragon

Characteristics

Body Waisted

Bridge Fixed

Strings 5 strings

Frets Yes

Neck Long

Back Not visible

Pegbox Sickle

Pegs

Technique Plucked fingers thumb out

Commentary

PRINT
Woodcut on the title page of Vocabularii molt profitos per aprendre lo Catalan Alamany y lo Alamany Catalan (Perpignan: Johan Rosembach, 1502). A type of Catalan-German dictionary. Unique copy: Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya.

INSTRUMENT
5-string instrument, gently incurved waists of equal width, single rosette near neck, bridge close to bottom, sickle pegbox, played thumb-out. The neck is quite long. Ward describes the player as a student. This illustration is related to the broadsheet print c.1525, = 16-128

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