miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

viernes, 5 de mayo de 2017

Just thinking

So I bought this poster with dimensions on the backside from thestrad.com.
Its a Jacob Stainer violin from 1679. A Baroque Violin
Maybe this autum/winter I will start building a baroque violin. The reason I chosed the Stainer is:
* The only violin made by "the old masters" that I have tried was a Stainer and it was the sweatest little thing I have tried. Very good for everything pre-romantic era and for fiddling. Being Jazz or folk.
*Its the only poster of a true baroque violin out there. All the others have been converted.

I will not make a 100% coupy, mainly because wood is always different and what Stainer used may have had a different density or stiffnes than what I will use. but I will try to respect the original as much as possible. It has a very nice neckangle. Not totally flat and stil very baroque. The back is extremely thin. Less than 1,5mm in many places. and I have a feeling that I should go somewhere close to that to get the real elegant Stainer feel. We´ll see what happens. :-)



lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

More wood preparation

So here you have 3 soundboards ready for inlaying the rosette.

2 cedar tops and a German spruce top (bottom)



miércoles, 19 de abril de 2017

preparing wood

so, after 3 weeks  where I didnt do anything in the workshop, I´m back on track.
Slowly because spring is here, my house needs some attention and the garden as well.
Here you have the backs and sides for 3 guitars ready for assembly.



sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

#135 finished

This is a blanca. 100% my taste. Cypress back and sides, German spruce top and a soundport. Thats how I like them the most. Take a good look at the beautifull "baybeaclawing" on the soundboard. Yummi.
I will take a short break from the workshop, but will start the building of another blanca, this time without a soundport, within a couple of weeks.







miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

First two "danish" guitar finished

I´m proud to put these pictures upon my blog. Its been a long journey and its nice to se that it continues.

Number 133, A classical guitar







Number 134, A Flamenca negra de concierto










viernes, 10 de marzo de 2017

Blanquita ready for French polish

I will start the FP when I have strings on the two other guitars that I´m building.
So, the two flamenco guitars that I have built this winter both have soundports. But that doesnt mean that I only build flamenco guitars with soundports. Actually I think that some 65 -70% of the flamenco guitars that i have built the last years have been without soundports. I personally prefer guitars with soundports, but I also like a good guitar without a soundport and I will start the building of such a blanca this spring.