Martin de Witte, maker of lutes and guitars, The Hague, The Netherlands

Martin de Witte, maker of lutes and guitars, The Hague, The Netherlands

TIMELINE

Next work: Stauffer replicas with tuning machines
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Tertz guitar making
Baroque guitar Stradivari   Baroque guitar Stradivari

Baroque guitar Stradivari
2009 soundboard inlays 6 course guitar Pagés 1790 (postponed work)   2009 soundboard inlays 6 course guitar Pagés 1790 (postponed work)
lute 55cm 2017   lute 55cm 2017

lute 55cm 2017   lute 55cm 2017
13 course baroque lute 2016    13 course baroque lute 2016
8 course renaissance lute 2016   8 course renaissance lute 2016

8 course renaissance lute 2016
11 course baroque lute 2016    11 course baroque lute 2016
Liuto attiorbato Matteo Sellas    Liuto attiorbato Matteo Sellas
11 course lute

11 course lute
vihuela 2015

vihuela 2015
Harmonies
8 course lute

8 course lute
bass lute 2015   bass lute 2015

bass lute 2015   bass lute 2015
13 course baroque lute 2015   13 course baroque lute 2015   13 course baroque lute 2015
theorbo Sellas january 2015

theorbo Sellas january 2015
7 course lute after Venere

7 course lute after Venere
Archlute    archlute
Eleven course baroque lute   Eleven course baroque lute
Baroque lute   Baroque lute
Sellas theorbo   Sellas theorbo   Sellas theorbo
Stauffer guitar 64cm   Stauffer guitar 64cm         Stauffer tertz guitar 56cm   Stauffer tertz guitar 56cm
Stauffer 2014
Stauffer 64cm   Stauffer 64cm
Stauffer tertz 56cm   Stauffer tertz cm
Stauffer

Stauffer

Stauffer
10 course lute Greiff  10 course lute Greiff
Sellas 12 course lute  Sellas 12 course lute  Sellas 12 course lute
burkholzer swanneck   burkholzer swanneck   burkholzer swanneck
The workshop
Renaissance lute front   Renaissance lute back
The workshop

Stauffer guitars, 2013

Below you can find some photos of the 'Legnani' model guitar originally made by Johan Georg Stauffer (1778-1853). Stauffer was the best-known guitarmaker from early Vienna. The instruments have adjustable necks and floating fingerboards. The hand crafted machineheads are covered with an engraved metal plate. These guitars are ideally suited for playing Giuliani, Legnani and Matiegka as well as the guitar songs of Franz Schubert.
Stauffer 2013
Stauffer floating fingerboard
Stauffer tuning machines
Stauffer machine head
Tieffenbrucker 1611   Tieffenbrucker 1611

Stauffer guitars, 2011

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Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte     Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte
Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte     Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte
Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte    Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte
Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte    Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte    Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte
Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte    Stauffer guitars Martin de Witte
Stauffer machine heads    Stauffer guitars

Theorbo AFTER MATTEO SELLAS, 2012

theorbo Martin de Witte      theorbo Martin de Witte
theorbo Martin de Witte