Louis Panormo, 1784-1862, had a workshop in Bloomsbury, London. Many guitars were made, it may even have been a small factory. Today, his guitars are much sought after and often restored with the intention being used. They have a wonderful tone and can be a delight to play.
There appears to be two types of Panormo guitar, with very different labels . One label reads “Panormo Fecit” while the other reads “Louis Panormo, The only maker of Guitars in the Spanish Style”. The “Panormo Fecit” guitars are smaller and have cross bracing on the soundboard, while the “Only Maker” style guitars are larger and have some type of fan bracing.
The Panormo guitar and its makers
Bu Gary Southwell