At 12:36 PM 1/11/2008, bill kilpatrick wrote: >i would guess that my 1/4 size guitar(lele) can't be too far removed in >size from your baroque guitars and vihuelas. i don't know how much you >have to pay for strings but i just put on a set of relatively inexpensive, >la bella 1/2 guitar strings and the sound improved enormously. i wasn't >aware they made strings for a 1/4 size guitar as well but these are >fabulous - way better than the lightest gage 4/4 strings i was using before.
Common baroque guitar scale length is pretty substantial. French guitars are often in the 68 cm or so range. The "Hill" Strad in the Ashmolean clocks a whopping 74 cm! A couple of the alleged vihuelas are also pretty long, cm counts into the lower 70s (the "Quito") and even approaching 80 cm (considering the "Jacquemart-Andree" vihuela). I believe the Chambure is a bit shorter, perhaps around the mid 60s, but that's still about as long as modern guitar's full scale length. Best, Eugene To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html