Vihuela by Manouk Papazian , '70s, 7 Course Vihuela by Manouk Papazian,
In addition to his production of guitars and lutes, Manouk Papazian
also produced a very limited number of Vihuelas, the Spanish version
of the lute and precursor to the guitar. These Vihuelas are designed
to be tuned to guitar pitch with the exception of the G tuned down one
half step to F# and the seventh course down to D (D, E, A, D, F#, B, E).
The more modern fret board and nickel silver frets make this instrument
more easily adaptable to those used to the guitar. The modern saddle
arrangement also provides better intonation and adjustability than the
traditional saddleless lute style bridge. Beautiful Swiss spruce top with inlaid
wood designs and top border with lute style pierced rosette. Ebony fingerboard
with Boxwood bridge. The mahogony neck has an ebony overlay with Zebrawood
insert and is fitted with rosewood friction pegs. The back and sides of this
instrument are made using Zebrawood cut and matched into a spectacular
herringbone marquetry. Papazian is only known to have made two examples
in this way, New Old Stock..................$4900

Lark Street Music

Lark Street Music

Manouk Papazian
Brand New
22 Years
Lark Street Music
Buzzy Levine
Teaneck, NJ
2:31 AM
Monday -Thursday 10-7 Fridays 10-4 CLOSED SATURDAYS Sundays Noon-5 We are sometimes closed on other scattered days, so call first if you are making a trip to get here.

Cash, Money order, Bank check,Bank wire. Credit Card arrangements Personal Checks must clear, unless we know you. Bank Wires -- Call for instructions

We ship UPS and Fedex for ground service and air. DB Schenker is very good for foreign shipments, as they are less expensive. They will also let you pick up your instrument at the airport if you want to save some money. We've been packing guitars for 30 years, and find that most damage is due to poor packing. We know how to pack. We fully insure all shipments and we will take care of any claim that might arise. We guarantee that you won't have to fight with a shipping company if any damage occurs. We do that. Even though you have the guitar in your possession and have paid for it, we assume all responsibility.

You may inspect the instrument for 24 hours and return it if you don't want to keep it without explanation. If you need another day or two, simply call us and request more time, and we will work with you. We make agreements with you, and we keep them! Satisfaction Guaranteed. NO RETURNS ON NEW AMPLIFIERS OR SPECIAL ORDERS