[This may be a duplicate, and I’ll delete it if it is and if I can]
Since I have an early Romantic guitar being finished in Spain now, and since I will soon have my tailor create a period costume (suit) to perform my 19th century music on, I may as well get a tripodison to complete my descent into madness.
There is a modern version of the tripodison (guitar stand) that looks like this:
Dionisio Aguado played on one, this to keep the guitar away from the body to allow for greater resonance (did it work? I don’t know), and his looked like this:
It’s obviously more elegant than the modern monstrosity above, as was everything else in the 19th century, except for P.O.W. camps and slaughterhouses. I cannot understand why none have survived, or if they have, I can’t find them. who would destroy one? The heirs of
There is even a detailed schematic for this thing in Aguado’s Method book. I can’t put my hands on it at the moment, but the tube above the feet is made of wood. Inside the tube is a telescoping dowel, secured with a butterfly valve, made of wood or metal, and that dowel connect somehow to the cradle (my word) the the guitar sits on. I am going to try to fabricate one when my guitar gets here. I guess I don’t need to wait ….