There appears to be no contemporaneous evidence of precisely how Diesel
   strung his guitar. From consideration of the music, voice leading,
   period of composition etc, I believe Diesel used a mandora like
   stringing -  ie octaves on the fourth and fifths but with the low bass
   on the thumb side (ie not as earlier forms of 5 course guitar where the
   lowest string of the fourth (and sometimes fifth) course is the upper
   Some further justification for this arrangement of basses is given by a
   slightly earlier MS CZ -Brn MsD189 (c. 1730)  which gives the tuning
   for the Callezono (gallichon aka mandora) and contains music for viola
   da gamba (I think) in staff notation and later (f.48) a page headed
   'Fundamenta Chytarra' and on its reverse a tuning table headed '
   Accordo Chytarra et Mandora'. Much of the music is for 5 course with
   just the occasional sixth course tuned just a tone lower than the fifth
   (ie as also used by Scheidler for his guitar sonatas at the end of the
   century and for much mandora music)

   From: WALSH STUART <>
   To: Eduard Agullo <>; Vihuela List
   Sent: Thursday, 13 October 2016, 11:46
   Subject: [VIHUELA] Re: Diesel
   >    The Royal Library of Copenhagen has made available finally this
   >    known repertoire:
   >    [2]En Samling Tabulaturer for Guitar, mest af Nathanael ...
   >    En Samling Tabulaturer for Guitar, mest af Nathanael Diesel (GKS
   >    folio)
   >    Let us hope that Diesel will be more appreciated and performed now
   >    Eduard V. Agullà ³
   Lots of music! (But not guitar music in 5 and 6).
   What is the most likely stringing arrangement for this guitar music?
   Low A?
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