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LACOTE
Instruments previously built in Paris, France during the early to mid-1800s.
Luthier Rene Lacote was hand building acoustic guitars during the first half of the nineteenth century. According to author Tony Bacon, Lacote is sometimes credited with the invention of the scalloped fingerboard. Many of Lacote's guitars featured relatively small bodies braced with "transverse" strutting inside the top.
During the late 18th century, the European guitar was moving away from earlier designs containing five or six "courses" (a "course" was a pair of strings) to the simple six single string design. This design is closer to what the modern "classical" guitar looks like today. Lacote's designs in the 1830s followed the six-string models. Source: Tony Bacon, The Ultimate Guitar Book.

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