The Guitar, Paris 1650-1950
2015, 80 pp.
rilegato con copertina rigida, 24 x 34 cm
The purpose of this book is to provide an important update of the first volume of the series fully devoted to the guitars manufactured in Paris between 1650 and 1950. By Daniel Sinier and Françoise de Ridder, the addendum is full of new precious information focusing on the work of Voboam, Pons and Lacôte. The quality of the instruments published, the quantity of colour pictures reproducing the restorations, internal details of the guitars and the historical documents, collected in the 10 years running from the publication of the first volume, complete a work that is of undoubted interest for instrument-makers, musicians, collectors and instrument lovers.
Sinier de Ridder
Both authors completed their studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts appliqués à l’Industrie, after which Daniel took a diploma that involved making a guitar.
After a period when they were apprenticed to several violin makers’ workshops, in 1971 they opened their own workshop in Paris, where they renovated musical instruments.
They worked for eight years in the capital, then in 1979 decided to settle in Saint-Chartier (Indre).
Since then they have spent their time renovating musical instruments, producing “expertise” certificates and buying and selling “historic” antique instruments.