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Headstock & Fanplate

This instrument was made in Lisbon in 1948 by master Álvaro da Silveira, and was bought, second-handed, by my father, in 1962 (or 63). The headstock features the traditional "scroll" of Lisbon-style guitars, and a hand-carved silver fanplate that holds the tuners. I know no better way to install 12 mechanical tuners in a small space. Reliable and elegant, it works perfectly after more than 60 years...

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Comment by Vincent on May 13, 2010 at 6:50am
Would love to hear how it sounds....

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