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Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849) and the 1838 Guitar Tripod

Where it could be purchased, and the price that it cost.

by: Randy Osborne - Published 07/20/2022 9:28 PM and updated 08/04/2023 3:55 PM

In the Madrid newspaper: "Diario de Madrid" on Wednesday May 16, 1838 Tripodisones became available at: Bernabe Carrafa Music Store located at calle del Principe 15, Madrid. See the image below titled: "Instrumentos y Tripodisones", at the bottom of the paragraph it says: "Tripodisones, modern invention for the great and admirable effect to play the guitar, 8 Duros to 100 Duros for the new invention."

1 Duro was equal to 5 Pesetas which was equal to $1, so the Tripods sold for $8 to $100.

Below that is a long advertisement from January 16, 1852, for the same music store, titled "Instrumentos musicos", at the bottom of the 2nd paragraph, 3rd line from the end of the ad it says: "Tripodisones para las guitarras." (Tripods for the Guitars.)

Today, July 21, 2022 I have added the 1843 Aguado method book cover, which mentions that 5 years after the Bernabe Carrafa Music Store began selling the Tripod, they were also available at the Manuel Narciso Antonio Gonzalez y Robles (1781-1847) and Benito Campo Garizabal (1798-1857) guitar workshops on Angosta de Majaderitos 12 and Angosta de Majaderitos 16 respectively. The Tripod may have been available at their workshops before this time.

Manuel Narciso Antonio Gonzalez made a Special Guitar for the Queen of Spain in the early 1830's, this was written about in all the newspapers.

The daily newspaper "La Nación" (Founded in Madrid. 1849) on April 24, 1856 also had a listing of an Antonio Cano Guitar Concert, which included his son Federico Cano on guitar, amongst other acts on the bill - one act had two pianos, and the tickets to that concert were available at the Bernabe Carrafa Music Store, see the image below.

The daily newspaper "Diario oficial de avisos de Madrid" on February 10, 1858 had an advertisement for ladies and children's guitars with prices, were available at the Bernabe Carrafa Music Store, see the image below.

The daily newspaper "El Heraldo" (Madrid. 1842) on January 17, 1854 had an advertisement by the Benito Campo Garizabal (1798-1857) guitar workshop for the sale of tripods. See the image at the bottom of the listing, that states the tripods sold for 200 reales = Eight reales were equivalent to the weight of one silver peso or Spanish dollar, which was presented the same year. The Spanish dollar was used in the Americas and Asia, and it became very popular as trading money for international commerce.

The daily newspaper "Diario oficial de avisos de Madrid" March 30, 1854, on page 3 had the largest advertisement by the Benito Campo Garizabal (1798-1857) guitar workshop for the sale of tripods. See the image at the bottom of the listing.

The daily newspaper "Diario oficial de avisos de Madrid" on December 12, 1856, page 4, had the advertisement by the Benito Campo Garizabal (1798-1857) guitar workshop for the sale of tripods. See the image at the bottom of the listing.

The daily newspaper "La Esperanza" (Madrid. 1844) January 10, 1857, page 4, had the advertisement by the Benito Campo Garizabal (1798-1857) guitar workshop for the sale of tripods. See the image at the bottom of the listing.

The daily newspaper "Diario oficial de avisos de Madrid" May 19, 1857, page 4, had the advertisement by the Benito Campo Garizabal (1798-1857) guitar workshop for the sale of tripods. See the image at the bottom of the listing.

In the Diario de Barcelona: Año 1862, no. 264 on September 21, 1862 we see an ad from Barcelona for the successor Carrafa y Sanz to the original owner Bernabe Carrafa who passed away in 1859. This ad is for the store in Madrid.

In the "Diario de avisos de Madrid" (Madrid) on January 1, 1845, página 3, it mentions Dionisio Aguado had a "collection of Andantes, Valses and Minuetos" available at the music houses of Leon Lodre, Bernabe Carrafa, and at the guitar workshop of Benito Campo.

In the "La Nación" (Madrid. 1849) on March 27, 1851, página 4 is the mention of a set of "Variaciones para la guitarra" by Dionisio Aguado dedicated to his student Agustin Campo, published posthumously. I was available at the guitar workshop of Benito Campo.

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