Survey - Quartets/Quintets

oct - octave guitar in C (do) - 1st string E (mi) - (octave above tenor)
alt - alto guitar in G (sol) - 1st string B (ti) - (5th above tenor)
rqto - requinto in F (fa) - 1st string A (la) - (4th above tenor)
treb - as requinto in pitch but larger in scale and using 'terz' strings
gtr - standard tenor or prime guitar in C (do) - 1st string E (mi)
bassB - bass guitar in G (sol) - 1st string B (ti) - (Niibori - 4th below tenor)
bassA - bass guitar in F( fa)) - bottom string A (la) - (5th below tenor)
bass - standard bass guitar in C(do) - bottom string E (mi) - 1 octave below the tenor
contrabass - same pitch as bass - scored in treble clef
e-gtr - electric guitar - as gtr
e-bass - electric bass - as bass

Quartets


Americas


  1. Alexandria Guitar Quartet - U.S.A. (2 gtr, 1 (7)-string, 1 rqto, 1 bass)
  2. Del Alma Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  3. Austin Bella Corda - USA (4 gtr)
  4. Bluegrass Guitar Ensemble - USA (4 gtr)
  5. Brazilian Guitar Quartet - Brazil (4 gtr)
  6. Brouwer Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  7. California State University Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  8. Canadian Guitar Quartet - Hull, QC, Canada (??)
  9. Cedar and Spruce Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr - some steel and/or banjo)
  10. Chilean Guitar Quartet - Chile (4 gtr)
  11. Cuarteto Contemporaneo de guitarras - El Salvador (4 gtr)
  12. Cuarteto Mijares - Cuba (2 rqt, 2 gtr as well as small percussion (claves cubanas, maracas, cencerro))
  13. Cuarteto Rosario - Argentina (4 gtr)
  14. Cuarteto "Xallapan" - México (4 gtr)
  15. E.L.M.A. Guitar Quartet - Puerto Rico (2 rqt,1 gtr,1 bass )
  16. 1 East Guitar Quartet - USA - (4 gtr)
  17. Festival of Four - USA (Spain, Chile,Czech) (2 gtr, flute,mandoline)
  18. Georgia Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr )
  19. Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  20. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  21. "Jos Reyna" Guitar Quartet - Venezuela. (4 gtr)
  22. Minneapolis Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  23. Mississippi Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  24. MTSU Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  25. New England Guitar Quartet - USA (4gtr)
  26. New York Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  27. New West Guitar Quartet - USA (4 e-gtr)
  28. Oregon Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  29. Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet - Brasil (4 gtr)
  30. Ringwood Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr, sometimes with violin and cello)
  31. San Francisco Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  32. Santa Fe Guitar Quartet - Argentina (3 gtr, contrabass)
  33. Southeastern Guitar Ensemble (Louisiana University) - USA (4 gtr)
  34. Tantalus Quartet - USA (4 gtr)
  35. Texas Guitar Quartet - San Antonio, Tejas, USA (4 gtr)
  36. Tule - México (1 bass, 1 gtr, 1 drums. 1 voice)
  37. Ensemble de Guitarras de la UANL - México (4 gtr)
  38. El Cuarteto - Las Guitarras de Uruguay - Uruguay (4 gtr)
  39. Vancouver Guitar Quartet - Canada (4 gtr)
  40. Yorktown High School Guitar Quartet - USA (4 gtr)

Asia


  1. Four Angels - China (4 gtr)
  2. Hong Kong Guitar Quartet - Hong Kong, China (4 gtr)
  3. Guitar Ensemble from the Hong Kong Academy for performing Arts- Hong Kong (gtr quartets)
  4. Kasilag Guitar Quartet - Philippines (4 gtr)
  5. Niibori Guitar Ladies Quartet - Japan (4 gtr)
  6. Seoul Guitar Quartet - South Korea (4 gtr)
  7. Tokyo Guitar Quartet - Japan (4 gtr)

Australasia


  1. Guitar Trek (Canberra Institute of the Arts) - Australia (1 treble, 1 gtr, 1 bassB, 1 contrabass)
  2. Melbourne Guitar Quartet - Australia (oct, treble, gtr, bassA, bass)
  3. New Zealand Guitar Quartet - New Zealand (4 gtr)
  4. Northern Territory University Guitar Quartet - Australia (4 gtr)
  5. Saffire Guitar Quartet - Australia (3 gtr, 8-string gtr)
  6. University of Western Australia Guitar Quartet - Australia (4 gtr)
  7. Western Australia Conservatorium Classic Guitar Quartet - Australia (4 gtr)

Europe


  1. Aleph Guitarren Quartett - Germany (4 gtr)
  2. Amsterdam Guitar Quartet - Holland(4 gtr)
  3. Cuarteto Apasionado - Germany (4gtr)
  4. Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - UK (4 gtr)
  5. Aragon Guitar Quartet - England (4 gtr)
  6. Baltic Guitar Quartet - Lithuania (4 gtr)
  7. Barcelona-4-Guitars - Spain (4 gtr)
  8. Barrios Guitar Quartet - Germany  (4 gtr)
  9. Camerata Tedesco - Spain - (4 gtr)
  10. Cassalla Gitarrenquartett - Germany (4 gtr)
  11. Quartetto Chitarristico - Italy(4 gtr)
  12. Corona Guitar Quartet - Denmark (4 gtr)
  13. Donne & Corde - Switzerland (4gtr)
  14. Dublin Guitar Quartet - Ireland (4gtr)
  15. Emerald Guitar Quartet - UK (4 gtr)
  16. Encuentro - Holland (4 gtr)
  17. Entrequatre - Asturias, Spain (4 gtr)
  18. English Guitar Quartet - UK (treble, 2 gtr, bass)
  19. Ensemble XXI - Spain (10 + gtr, with several orchestral instruments eg violins, cellos, clarinet, flutes, trumpets etc)
  20. Eon Guitar Quartet - Italy (4 gtr)
  21. Eos Guitar Quartet - Switzerland (4 gtr)
  22. Epika Guitar Quartet - Bulgaria (4 gtr)
  23. Fandango Guitar Quartet - Hungary (4 gtr)
  24. Frangiskos Leontaritis Guitar Quartett - Greece (4 gtr)
  25. Guitars A Quattro - Switzerland (3 gtr, bass / 4 gtr)
  26. Guitar4mation - Austria (4 gtr)
  27. The Hague Guitar Quartet - Holland (4 gtr)
  28. MÄ“la Guitar Quartet - UK (4 gtr)
  29. Naildance Quartet - Holland (4 gtr)
  30. Nordic Guitar Quartet - Denmark (4 gtr)
  31. OLE Guitar Quartet - Cambridge, UK (4 gtr)
  32. Opera Nova - Italy (4 gtr)
  33. Prague Quartet - Czech Republic (4 gtr)
  34. Quartic Guitar Quartet - UK (3 gtr, bass)
  35. Roberto Fabri Guitar Quartet - Italy (4 gtr)
  36. Salzburger Guitarrenquartett - Austria (4 gtr)
  37. Quartetto Santorsola - Italy (alt, 2 gtr, 1 8-string gtr)
  38. Scottish Guitar Quartet - Scotland (4 gtr)
  39. Segovia Guitar Quartet - The Netherlands(4 gtr)
  40. Spanish Art Guitar Quartet - Germany (4 gtr)
  41. Tanagra Guitar Quartet - France (4 gtr)
  42. Cuarteto Terpsicore - Spain (4 gtr)
  43. Quartetto Torres - Italy (4 gtr)
  44. Die Vielsaitigen - Austria (4 gtr)
  45. York Guitar Quartet - UK (rqt,2 gtr, bass)
  46. Zagreb Guitar Quartet - Croatia (3 gtr, 1 seven-string gtr; sometimes oct or terz)

Quintets


Américas


  1. Washington Guitar Quintet USA (5 gtr)
  2. Limprock - Chile (2 gtr, 1 bass, vocalist, drums)
  3. El Ensamble Clásico de Guitarras de la Universidad Veracruzana - México (5 gtr)

Asia


  1. Hong Kong Guitar Quintet - Hong Kong, China (5 gtr)

Australasia


  1. Guitar Trek - Australia (Canberra Institute of the Arts) (1rqt, 2 gtr, 1 bassB, 1 contrabass)

Europe


  1. Guitarissima - Germany (oct, 3 gtr, bass)