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Arpeggione [guitar violoncello, bowed guitar] (Fr. guitarre d’amour; Ger. Sentiment, Bogenguitar, Violoncellguitarre)locked

  • Gerald Hayes
  •  and Eszter Fontana


A bowed string instrument. Both J.G. Staufer (Stauffer) of Vienna and Peter Teufelsdorfer of Pest claimed to be inventors of what came to be known as the arpeggione. Both built a new instrument they called a ‘bowed guitar’, and both introduced their respective instruments in the spring of ...

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