Copy of Guitar D’Amore, Tomasz Zach, Prague, 1850 or 56.

Ian Watchorn 2014

Following the restoration of this unique origial instrument, I was given the opportunity to make a copy for one of my clients who, over the years has ordered many unusual instruments, providing me with the opportunity to explore many aspects of instrument making that might not otherwise have been possible.

This copy closely follows the model, with a number of corrections, to the d’amore style fingerboard, so that the upper fretboard is more rigid and playable in the high registers than the original, which is a bit fragile in this regard.

A second copy is now well underway – watch this space!