Louis Panormo Classical guitar – United Kingdom – 1836


Acoustic Hollow Body Classical guitar


Multiple decorative bindings, bridge with six pins

Spruce top, rosewood back and sides, maple head, mahogany neck

Ebony fretboard


Panormo used the fan-shaped vocal bar pattern inspired by early Spanish guitars. The headstock design was also based on French and Spanish guitars. Panomo’s design of the bridge was purely French. His instruments, however, are immediately recognizable as his. They are generally warmer in tone than a modern classical guitar and are still often reproduced by contemporary builders.

Last updated on 5 May 2020
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