Early romantic guitar in the style of Lacote from ~ 1830 made by Dubois (Mirecourt in France)– a beautifully crafted and very good sounding guitar.
This guitar is truly something special. It was built in Mirecourt (France) by luthier Dubois. Dubois is a family of instrument makers. Already in the 17th century they built guitars and violins and the family tradition lasted until the 20th century. This guitar was probably made by Jean Nicolas Dubois and can be dated to around 1830.
This guitar was built with very good materials and with highly professional craftmanship. It has a fine spruce to and beautiful maple back and sides. The decorations and ornaments on it are extremely gorgeous. The nut width is 45 mm and the scale length 645 mm.
The guitar sounds fantastic and can easily compete with the best instruments from Lacote. The bigger and deeper body gives this guitar a very bold and loud sound.
Still the sound is charming and sweet and this guitar is perfect for getting closer to the authentic sound of the music of such composers as Sor, Giuliani, Aguado, Legnani, Diabelli, Carulli, Coste and Legnani, just to name a few!
A dream guitar that produces the most beautiful timbres. It is truly a masterbuilt instrument and was surely used by a prrofessional musician at the time for concerts.
The condition is very good for the age. It has been professionally restored and made perfectly playable.
The guitar plays easily, with a straight neck and a pleasantly low action.