Salomon Five-course guitar – France – 1760

Salomon Five-course guitar - The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Five-course guitar


Strung with five double-course strings

Spruce top, fretboard overflow in the soundboard, headstock with tuning pegs


The properties of this 1760 Salomon guitar, like other French guitars made in the same period, are little different from the five-string baroque guitars manufactured fifty to sixty years earlier. The fretboard still flow seamlessly into the body; the heads are the same, the strings are double-coursed and the frets are made of gut. However, the decorated rosette has given way to a soundhole and the appearance of the instrument was generally more simple.

Last updated on 11 May 2020
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