I am selling my 19th century French-made guitar.(more…)
Morishige Takei was a lover of film in addition to the guitar and mandolin. He entered several film competitions, although I don’t currently have much details about his film work other than the films I was allowed to copy from his daughter in 1997. I have uploaded all of them Read more…
Here is a short history of Morishige Takei that was included in the introduction to a book on Takei’s music published in 1965 by Zen’on Music Publishing Company (with some clarifying edits). (more…)
I originally wrote in 1997 about the guitars purchased in 1926 by Japanese collectors from Philip Bone, but never shared a copy of the original letter received from Bone listed details on the guitars. I stumbled across my correspondence with Nakano recently and realized he had sent me a copy of the letter. Here it is! (more…)
On November 6th, 1856, less than a month after the death of J. K. Mertz on October 14th, his manuscripts and instruments were put up for sale. (more…)
The Internationalen Guitarristen Verbands in Munich published a journal from 1900 to 1931. It was known for the first few issues just as “Mitteilungen des Internationalen Guitarristen–Verbands (e.V.)” then as “Der Guitarrefreund” and later as “Der Gitarrefreund.”(more…)
The journal “Mitteilungen der Freien Vereinigung zur Förderung guter Guitaremusik (e. V.)” (known in English as the “Free Society for the promotion of good guitar-music”) was one of the early, informative journals on the guitar published in Augsburg, Germany from 1904 to 1909. In January 1909 the Augsburg society joined with the Munich Gitarristischen Vereinigung and stopped publication of their own journal.
I’m missing year 1, number 4 contents. If anyone can provide them please contact me directly.
I’ve been gathering locations for all issues of S.S. Stewart’s Journal for many years and am now at a point where I’ve exhausted all major sources. I am still looking for missing issues and any suggestions would be most welcome.