A Romantic guitar byNicolas GROBERT, c.1830.
Stamped on the stock of the neck and on a soundboard brace.
Spruce back with maple veneered, typical of the french romantic guitar.
Fingerboard and peghead of ebony veneered.
Sounding length: 65,1cm
NB: The repair has been made by Christofer Schuetz in Villes-sur-Auzon and a condition report was written.
Guitare from Nicolas GROBERT in the Musée de la Musique de Paris. (photo cite Médiathèque/Citée de la Musique)
Nicolas GROBERT, (1794 – 1866)is one of the most important makers of the romantic time and certainly one of the more mysterious. We have very little informations about him. His instruments are exceedingly rare. He learned the violin making in Mirecourt, then became a guitar specialist. He made the instrument given by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume to Paganini during his second stay in Paris. This famous musician, excellent guitar player, gave the instrument to Berlioz, guitar player himself. This Grobert guitar is now exhibited at the Musée de la Musique de Paris (n°E375). The guitar here offered is identical and from the same period..