Some Instruments of the
LORENZO FRIGNANI COLLECTION
LORENZO FRIGNANI COLLECTION
Builder Gennaro– Naples 1798 – in street S. Giacomo n. 23 – original case.
Denis Nicholas– Turin 1837? - published
Marc Gaetano– Naples – 1827 Rua Catalana n. 46 - Giovanni Carlo Sarreri restoration - Chiavari 1984 (keyboard - bridge - not original)
Guadagnini Charles– Turin 1813 - published
De Grado Gaetano( Cajetanus) - Naples 1807 ( fecit Neapoli strada di Tappia n. 38 ) - all original - currently the only guitar known to the world by this author - published.
Zuzzi Vittorio– Venice 1926 - (6 + 4 drones) - all original - rare example by the author.
Guadagnini Anacletus– made Bologna 1887 – all original – the author's only currently known instrument – published.
Orlandini Sebastiano- guitar maker in Genoa 1868 - restored - published.
Garganese Vito and Antonio– Monopoli 1909 – (9 strings: 6 + 3 drones) - to be restored.
Bergonzi Charles- made in Cremona in the year 1815 - to be restored - very rare example.
Garcia Enrique– n.7 - year 1901 – calle Aragon 455 Barcelona - rare – first period - to be restored.
Columbus Bruno Carolus– fecit Augustae taurinorum – anno domini 19.. - mod. Guadagnini – to be restored.
Marconcini Joseph– made in Ferrara – 1824 – all original.
Ramirez Julian Gomez– Paris – 1932 n. 696 – "Comme Modéle" - original case.
Gabrielli Giovanni Battista- Florence 1772 ( label ) - probably Austria or Germany first half of the 19th century.
Guadagnini Gaetano II- Turin – 1847 – triplet – published – rare – original case.
Pietro Gallinottimade in Solero (Alessandria) 1970 - Indian rosewood / fir. Excellent condition - original case - made for Giovanni Maria Ghé.
Builder Gennaro( false label ) Naples year 1818 – composite guitar.
Monzino Antonio– Milan 1819 – playable – fair condition – Franco Iemmi restoration 2016 – non-original head.
Gaetano Guadagnini II- made in Turin - in the year 1819 in Piazza S. Carlo - all original in patina - never cleaned
Zucconi Giacomo- made in Bologna the a. 1811 - all original - only known example by the author - very rare - published.
Lorca Antonio– Malaga 18.. - original wooden case.
Austrian anonymous- decorated - around 1850 - original cardboard case - to be restored.
Marconcini Josephfilius Aloysj Ferrarienfes fecit, Year 1805 – excellent condition – published - original case.
pomace(Vinacia) Gaetano – Rua catalana n. 46 - Naples year 18.. - (about 1850).
Gonzales Solar Anselm– Madrid 1977 – Indian rosewood / spruce, as new.
Julve Telesforo– Valencia - c. 1920 – Indian rosewood / spruce – pegs, very good condition.
Mario Maccaferri– Lyra guitar – year I - 1923 n. 6 (6 strings + 4 drones) poplar / spruce - all original - rare - published.
Castellani Peter- made in Florence in the year 1817 - to be restored - very rare - original case
Ramirez Salvator– Buenos Ayres – c. 1920 – Indian rosewood and spruce – excellent condition – stripped board.
Masetti brothers- Modena 1972 - maple / fir - metal strings - original case - perfect.
Ramirez Manuel– Madrid - Arlaban 10 – 1890 - cypress / fir – much restored – small model.
Ramirez Julian Gomez– Paris 1935 no. 722 – made for Mario Maccaferri- published Classical Guitar Magazine – October 2004 pag. 38/39 by James Westbrook – Jacaranda/fir. Original case.
Fulvius Colombarini– half lyre (6 strings+3 drones) - mod. Mozzani - flat bottom - cherry/fir - good original condition.
Guadagnini Charlesmade in Turin in the year 1802 opposite Facaldo – coeval wooden case.
Fabricator Giovanni Battista– Naples year 1799 in SM dell 'Ajuto n. 22 - published.
Otero Juan- Barcelona 1939 no. 10 - Aribau - 105 - with tornavoz - fir table 6 parts - jacaranda - excellent condition - coeval case - rare - only known - (perhaps a pupil / assistant of Simplicio).
Marconcini Joseph- Ferrara year 1818 - rare original label – excellent condition – published.
Enrico Piretti– Bologna 1967 – Macassar ebony / cedar – sculpted head – excellent condition, original case.
Builder Gennaro– Naples 1790 (false label) - “Carlo de March restored in Venice in 1963 – parts redone.
Marc ( Cajetanus ) Gaetano– Naples 1803 Rua Catalana street n. 85 – non-original bridge – painted imitation maple case – original coeval case.
Builder Gennaro– Naples - 1800 street S Giacomo n. 26 – highly decorated – bridge not original.
Luigi Mozzani– Lyra with two arms – in patina – chiselled back – cattyx case.
GB manufacturer- Naples 1806 in SM dell'Ajuto n. 32 – bad conditions .
Ramirez Julian Gomez-Paris 1938 n. 742 “ made for Julian Gomez Ramirez “ - Brazilian rosewood - spruce
Rocca Enrico was Joseph– Genoa – low bridge – bad condition – all original parts including tag.
Marconcini Joseph– Ferrara - without label – c. 1805-15 – all original.
Marconcini Joseph– Ferrara - without label – c. 1805-15 -swing guitar– 5 choirs – original parchment rose – in patina – to be restored – very rare.
mbows Joseph– Ferrara - without label – c. 1805-15 - to be restored - in patina - all original.
Guard Philip– ( 1808 ?) - bad condition but all original.
Marconcini Joseph- Ferrara - 1828 - missing bridge - original parts - missing first string peg (wing nut).
Builder Gennaro– Naples 1842 – strada Toledo 297 - in patina – very threaded – to be restored.
Marconcini Joseph- Ferrara - c. 1805-15 - all original - in patina - to be restored.
Caglianone Luigi- manufacturer in Santagata d'Esaro - 1880 -
( E and B single G - D - A - E double ) in patina – to be restored.
Builder Gennaro– Naples 1827 – Toledo street n. 297- very good condition – with patina
Builder Gennaro– Naples – restored by Ussanò Luigi and son (the label shows “GB Fabricatore 1800”) - another restoration label: Francesco .. 197... - fair condition – high-end model.
Anonymous Neapolitan - probably built by Bartolomeo Castellani - very worm-eaten bottom.
Anonymous Neapolitan model guitar: probably built in the early 1800s.
Period wooden case, black, early 19th century with Modena and Parma stamps.