1581 Belchior Dias vihuela, 2004 replica by Alexander Batov

Sixteenth-century Spain was the cultural center for the music making of the vihuelistas, players of the vihuela da mano – a guitar-shaped instrument strung with five to six courses. It is believed that the vihuela was adopted by Christian Spain because the other popular plucked instrument of the day, the lute, was too similar in […]