Early Romantic Guitar


About the Early Romantic Guitar

"Early Romantic" refers to the earliest forms of the six single string guitar, the ancestor of today's modern classical guitars. The Golden Age encompasses the period from approximately 1780 to 1880, covering the late Classical and Romantic movements in music. Hoards of people, including many famous names of the time, took up the guitar and Composer Players such as Sor, Giuliani and Carcassi made it famous throughout the world. The guitars themselves are similar to a modern Classical Guitar,but are smaller bodied and lighter, with a bright lyrical tone. Few original instruments survive in good playing condition.