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Panormo & Lacote : An evening of 19th Century guitars at UBC

  • Roy Barnett Recital Hall - UBC School of Music 6361 Memorial Road Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Canada (map)

Join us for a presentation featuring UBC students performing 19th-century repertoire on authentic instruments from that time. UBC instructor Alec Pearson will talk a bit about the history of the instruments and their builders. Instrument collector Roger Bruderlin will also join in discussing his experience spending years collecting all sorts of authentic period instruments. To see this vast collection visit

On November 30th we will be featuring these 4 wonderful instruments from the R. & A. Bruderlin Collection.

This event is free to the public and will take place at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall at the UBC School of Music.

René Lacote - Paris - France 1864

Highly important all original French guitar by René Lacote, dated 1864 and bearing the original label: Rue des Martyrs 20, Lacote Luthier Paris, année 1864.

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Spruce top, fancy curly maple back with spruce inner layer, solid curly maple sides, good straight maple neck with ebony fingerboard and good frets, ivory nut, ebony bridge with ivory saddle, enclosed machine heads with ivory tuners, one roller with a repair, face of the headstock is veneered in ebony and stamped: Lacote Paris in gold letters. Comes in original steel traveling case. Measurements: - total length 93.5 cm - scale 63 cm - body length 43.7 cm - upper bout 22.5 cm - middle bout 16.3 cm - lower bout 29.3 cm - lowest rim 7.8 cm - highest rim 8.5 cm - nut 5.0 cm

G.L. Panormo - London - England 1864

A high quality, playable English guitar bearing the original label: G.L. Panormo, London 1864, 87 John Street, Tottenham Court Road. Has "P" stamped on the soundhole brace.

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Spruce top (small hairline crack repaired), solid rosewood (maybe African ebony) back and sides, mahogany neck andhead, machine heads (stamped: Baker) with brass and ivory tuners, one replaced roller made from brass, ebony fingerboard and bridge, ivory nut. Unreal original condition, good straight neck, good action, a real player. Comes in luxurios original coffin case. Measurements: - total length 93.5 cm - scale 63 cm - body length 45 cm - upper bout 24.3 cm - middle bout 8.4 cm - lower bout 30.3 cm - lowest rim 9 cm - highest rim 10 cm - nut 4.8 cm

Rene Lacote - Paris - France 1845

A highly important, playable French Lacote guitar bearing the maker's label: Rene Lacote, à Paris, Année 1845.

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Spruce top, highly figured satinwood back and sides, maple neck and head, machineheads with brass and bone enclosed tuners, head stamped Lacote à Paris in gold letters, ebony fingerboard with bone nut, ebony bridge with bone saddle. Good straight neck, medium high action, good player, good frets, has original serial # on the back of the headstock, 453. In original wooden coffin case. Measurements: - total length 92.9 cm - scale 62.8 cm - body length 44.1 cm - upper bout 22.8 cm - middle bout 16.3 cm - lower bout 29.6cm - lowest rim 7.9 cm - highest rim 8.4 cm - nut 5.1 cm

Louis Panormo - London - England 1849

A high quality English romantic guitar bearing the maker's label: Louis Panormo London 1849 # 1963.

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Spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and machinehead stamped: Baker with brass and bone tuners, ebony fingerboard with nut, ebony bridge. good straight neck, good action, player, good frets. In good original wooden coffin case. Good non fecit label on 3 piece back! P on brace. Measurements: - total length 93.1 cm - scale 63 cm - body length 45 cm - upper bout 22.9 cm - middle bout 7.7 cm - lower bout 29 cm - lowest rim 9 cm - highest rim 10.1 cm - nut 4.7 cm

Earlier Event: November 24
Masterclass with Rene Izquierdo
Later Event: December 7
Class Axe Vancouver