Lecture: Forensic Lutherie: Behind the Scenes of Historical Guitar Restoration
Day and time: Saturday, June 10, 1:15. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: This presentation will highlight the restorations of two of history’s important classical guitars, an 1869 Francisco Gonzalez and, more significantly, an 1888 Antonio de Torres. The moral and ethical concerns that led to the decisions determining the specific restorative treatment will be addressed, and photographic examples will be shown of some of the treatments that resulted from this deliberation. The presentation will also integrate some of the investigative methods used to understand the history of these guitars in a forensic sense, which was equally important in determining the proposed treatments. A question and answer period will follow..
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted.
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502