Here we have a great 1837 Louis Panormo spanish style parlor guitar.
As you will notice from the photos that I have provide the guitar has had a few crack repairs over the years all that are holding great Two along the lower bout and and two in the top. The guitar is playing and sounding great frets are original as well as tuners coffin case bridge and ex. Sides and back are Brazilian rosewood neck is cedar with ebony bridge and finger board. Here is a little history that I found on the maker of this instrument. The guitar dose have lots of chips nicks digs and superficial blemishes all over.
The French-born Louis Panormo (1784-1862), and his brothers, were 19th century England’s finest guitar makers and among the only luthiers outside Spain making guitars “in the Spanish style,” as the labels in Louis’ guitars note. It is said that his guitars were closer to the modern Torres style guitar than any other maker of his day, but luthier and scholar Richard Brune has described Panormo’s guitars as closer in inspiration to the pre-Torres makers of Cadiz and Málaga. Louis Panormo was one of Fernando Sor’s recommended luthiers, but Sor’s visit to Panormo’s Bloomsbury shop during his London stay was to visit Louis’ older brother, Joseph (1767-1837).
Dynastic considerations aside, this particular Louis Panormo guitar has a remarkable history as it was owned and played by the legendary early 19th century English guitarist and composer, Madame Sidney Pratten.The vibrant “Spanish” sound of the guitar is surprising for so small an instrument.
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