Welcome to vihuelademano.com - home of the fluted-back

VIHUELA de MANO

designed and made by

Alexander Batov
Luthier

...with the ultimate purpose of recreating of the art of making the fluted-back vihuela as is so explicitly manifested in one of the finest surviving instruments of this kind, made by the Belchior Dias, Lisbon 1581

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My most recent projects:

Vihuela - Viola da mano, SL 55cm
Vihuela - Viola da mano, SL 56cm

 

Fluted-back vihuela, with African blackwood and cocobolo back ribs, SL 57cm
Fluted-back vihuela with cocobolo back ribs, E.0748 'Chambure' model, SL 60cm

 

Flat-back vihuela with inlays
4-course flat-back Renaissance guitar
Flat-back vihuela with inlays, SL 66cm
4-course 'Renaissance' guitar, SL 54cm

 

lyra viol with sympathetic strings
Henestrosa model vihuela
Lyra viol with with sympathetic strigns, SL 64 cm
'Henestrosa' model vihuela, SL 58cm

 

Fluted-back Dias model vihuela with African blackwood back ribs
Flat-back vihuela

'Dias model' vihuela with African blackwood back ribs, SL 59cm

Flat-back vihuela, SL 68cm

 

Fully-featured reproduction of the Dias vihuela
5-course baroque guitar with kingwood sides; neck and peg head veneer

Fully-featured reproduction of the Dias vihuela, SL 66cm

5-course baroque guitar with kingwood sides, SL 59cm

 

Fully-featured reproduction of the original vihuela by Belchior Dias, Lisbon 1581

Fully-featured reproduction of the original vihuela by Belchior Dias, Lisbon 1581

Listen to the sound of this vihuela, as played by Rob MacKillop: Mille Regrets by Narvaez and Fantasia VIII by Fuenllana (book IV)

Two more versions of Mille Regrets by Narvaez 1 2 played by Rob MacKillop on the vihuelas in F and in E

 

The Vihuela and Guitar Crossroads: looking for evidence

(a series of articles dedicated to the study of the vihuela and its close historic companion - the guitar):

The Belchior Dias 1581 Vihuela (notes to the drawing and other observations)

Essential for those wishing to make an accurate replica of this unique instrument!

Do Regimento dos Violeiros 1572: an important 16th century document on the vihuela construction

The Royal College Dias - guitar or vihuela?

Roses in late 16th – early 17th century vihuelas: some thoughts and ideas

ANJO COM VIOLA – a unique 16th century representation of the vihuela from Abrantes, Portugal

The Quito vihuela

Rose of the E. 0748 'Chambure' vihuela

Vihuela grande

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St-Petersburg's "vihuelas"

 

 

Last updated 9 May 2019

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