Almost done with another Baroque Lute. This one has a back made of Yew and a European Spruce top. I am planning on stringing it with Nylgut and real gut strings, stay tuned for the final piece.
Got the Stradivari Baroque Guitar all finished! Strung it up with Aquila Nylgut strings. It has a long scale at 74 cm. I will post a video soon to show how it sounds.
New project! Getting close to completion on a copy of the Stradivari Sabionari Baroque Guitar. I created my own plan of the instrument based on measurements, thicknesses and photos of the original. Can’t wait to listen to the finished product! Still have a ways to go. The final details are so crucial and time consuming. I will keep you updated on the progress.
Here is a sound sample of the 13 course baroque lute.
I recorded a sound sample of the 7 course lute pictured here. This lute has yew ribs, engelmann spruce belly and is strung with nylgut strings.
Here is the sound link: http://soundcloud.com/eric-shull/dowland-lute