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Phillipine Bandurria
richardstanley | 3 June

Philippine Bandurria The bandurria originated in Spain during the 14th century in a form having 12 strings in six double-strung

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Instrument Portraits
richardstanley | 30 May

Here is a gallery of guitars and other fretted instruments, many of them special in some way due to design,

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Epiphone Recording Model B (ca. 1924)
richardstanley | 30 May

Epiphone Recording Model B (ca. 1924) This is an instrument from a period when Epiphone made superlative guitars and banjos. 

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Gibson Reverse Firebird with one pickup (ca. 1960)
richardstanley | 30 May

Gibson Reverse Firebird with one pickup (ca. 1960) This is an extremely rare example of the Firebird as very few

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Guitarsmith Fretless Bass (1986)
richardstanley | 30 May

Guitarsmith Fretless Bass (1986) The design of this instrument was the result of intimate collaboration with the client to incorporate

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Epiphone Emperor (1948)
richardstanley | 30 May

Epiphone Emperor (1948) At the time this instrument was made it was one of the best arch top guitars available

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1958 Les Paul
richardstanley | 29 May

Gibson Les Paul “Flame-Top” (1958) This is the holy grail of 20th century electric guitardom.  Although many of these were produced

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