does anyone know of any references to vihuelas da mano or
renaissance/baroque guitars existing or being played in the Spanish and
Portuguese colonies in Asia? i'd be fascinated to know how common they
were in Asia between 1500-1650. i know of the Japanese painting of the
1590s depicting the vihuela, so i imagine it must have also existed in
the colonies at Goa, Malacca, Manila, Macao etc.
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