Who was Joseph Pons? César’s son – and that’s all we know.

We can now safely all but eliminate Joseph Pons from the list of Pons family members who followed their father César in the luthier trade. For over a century, Joseph has been given probable-to-positive attribution for building more than a few of the limited number of extant Pons guitars and lyre guitars. This includes the […]


The guitar craze that began with the Folk Revival Movement in the late 1940s and transitioned into the rock and roll bands of the 1950s-’70s is familiar to most everyone old enough to remember. But there was another craze for the guitar born in Western Europe over two centuries ago at the dawn of the […]