Buying, Selling and Owning Guitars in Elizabethan England

Buying, Selling and Owning Guitars in Elizabethan England

What kind of people owned a guitar in the London of Elizabeth I and where did they go shopping for one? It is possible to assemble a remarkably full picture of the instrument’s place in the social life and trade and trade of Tudor England.

Guitars were an imported luxury from abroad that came with looking glasses, perfumed gloves and many other luxuries on a scale probably unknown, in many cases, to the purchaser’s grandparents.

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