Guitar and Lute Issues

The on-line magazine of Editions Orphée.

Matanya Ophee started the Guitar and Lute Issues website in 1996 and continued to add articles until 2015. After Matanya’s passing in 2017 the domain names were transferred to Carl Fischer Music/Theodore Presser resulting in all the articles becoming inaccessible. The site had many valuable articles by him and others which I feel should remain easily accessible. Matanya’s family has given me permission to repost these articles under the original name Guitar and Lute Issues (G.A.L.I.) and with the original domain name guitarandluteissues.com. The reposting of these articles on my site carry the same disclaimer that Matanya had on the main page of his original site:

This on-line magazine contains articles, Letters To the Editor, published and unpublished, and other documents that are relevant to our discipline. Updated on an irregular basis. We shall add or remove material from it as the need arises. You are free to print out and/or down load these documents and if you wish, even to distribute them to other individuals. Permission is hereby granted for this activity with two important provisions: the material remains the copyrighted property of the organization or individual author spelled out in the copyright notice, and whenever given to others, a clear credit line to this home page or to the home page of origin must be given. Magazines who wish to reproduce this material, on line or in print, may address themselves to us at [old email address] or to the individual author directly. – Matanya Ophee

I am using archives from 2002 and 2015 from the family and from archive.org. I have no details on the addition or removal of articles over time other than what Matanya wrote on the site. I will add all articles from both archives in their entirety with his marked updates already in place. If any authors would like their articles removed please contact me. There were a number of articles which were links to other websites that I will include if they still exist. For websites that no longer exist I will point to the archive.org Wayback Machine version if possible. Articles will show up here as I have time to format and add them. If there are any particular articles you would like to see here sooner please let me know.

NOTE: “Editor” in articles represents Matanya Ophee, “DGA Editor” represents Robert Coldwell.

Guitar Issues:
Lute Issues:
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    Letters To The Editor: