Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

During the restoration of a Lacote Guitar Observations and reflections brought us to construct a facsimile of the famous “tripodison”

On this Lacote, dated 1851, a detail, visible on the photos made available to us, particularly attracted our attention: at the lower part of the back made in lemonwood, a small filled later hole, also in lemon-wood. Ian Watchorn, in his book on romantic guitars, showed a very beautiful Lacote ”àtempérament réglable” (or ‘enharmonique’) built around 1850 that he had restored. The head design of ‘our’ guitar is similar, including the head’s back side (but not the graft), as well as the general dimensions and the wood used. On the one restored by Ian*, a curious ‘button’ and two ebony disks can be seen on the back.*For the purpose of simplicity, we will denominate the Lacote restored by Ian “Ian’s Lacote” and the one we are restoring “our Lacote”, even if these two instruments have a story of their own and different...

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