Links page

Instrument makers & Restorers

Kurt DecorteGuitar restorer, guitar dealer, established in Gent, Belgium.
Sebastian NunezGuitar restorer, lute- and harpsichord maker in Utrecht, Holland.
Gary Southwell Guitar maker, Nottingham, England.
Ian Watchorn Guitar maker & restorer, Victoria, Australia.
Rodgers Tuning Machines Machineheads only, but very attractive ones, for historic guitars.
Lucio CarboneItalian Instrument maker and restorer, site in Italian. Pictures of the restoration of a 1838 L. Panormo.
Bernhard Kresse Guitar maker and historic guitar dealer from Cologne, Germany. Many nice pictures.

Players & Ensembles

Brigitte ZaczekAustrian Guitarists' website with sound files and beautiful photographs.
Pavel SteidlTchech guitarist living in Holland.
Raphaella SmitsBelgian guitarist. The early guitars are there, but hard to find.
David van OoijenLutenist and guitarist from Den Haag, Holland.
Red Cedar Chamber DuoAmerican flute/guitar duo playing on early instruments.

Organisations & Companies

Hebe's WebWebsite by Brian Jeffery, lots of sheet music & facsimiles to download.

Specialist strings

String KingDutch-British historic string dealers.
Aquila Corde ArmonicheMakers of all sorts of very good historic strings, and the inventors of nylgut too. Also an article by Mimmo Peruffo about guitar strings from the 19th century.


Festival Internazionale di VareseItalian Festival with lots of Ottocento guitarists.