Salomon, M.



Performer on the guitar; born at Besangon, about whose career very little is known. He invented a largesized guitar, with three necks, which he called a harpolyre, the middle neck of which had a fretted finger-board, strung like the ordinary guitar, while the other necks had free strings. He had no success, however, with this instrument. He also invented a steelrod tuning machine, made to vibrate by a toothed wheel, which was a very clever contrivance but was also unsuccessful. Salomon also published a number of pieces for the guitar.