Here is the latest progress on the Sabionari guitar that I am building. Lots of details! This is the first one I have made from this plan, so I am modifying a few things as I make them.
Here is the Stradivari Baroque Guitar from the top.
Stradivari Baroque Guitar soundboard bracing.
Stradivari Baroque Guitar Back and Sides. Paper lining for the back, not wood.
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.
Just finished this lute for a friend. I mixed the styles of a seven course and a six course together to create a sort of hybrid style. Yew back, European spruce belly, holly, cocobolo and figured cherry for the veneers and fingerboard. bridge is plum with ebony veneer.
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
Finished the Baroque lute I started last year. It was actually done around Mother’s day, it was a busy summer! I learned a lot, and have started on another Baroque lute using the same mold with different woods. Stay tuned for pictures of the next one!
Finishing up the instrument at this point. Holly and ebony wood for the stripes on the neck. Tape on the neck to protect it from varnish.