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Neil’s guitar was built by Luthier Scot Tremblay. Scot specializes in building early nineteenth century guitars and has studied hundreds of old instruments in his quest to build them authentically. He has a long waiting list so when this instrument unexpectedly came available, Neil was thrilled. He had been wanting to commission an instrument exactly like this one: a French instrument with an added seventh string – essential for playing the music of Napoleon Coste (1805-1883).

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