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.


jueves, 2 de marzo de 2017

A Blanca on its way

I had some wood prepared and decided to build a Blanca while i was final sanding the other two guitars. So here it is:

jueves, 2 de febrero de 2017

Bridges

So, I decided to add my own personal touch to the bridge tie block.
I know very well that its not 100% perfect, but at least its made by me and not imported from Korea or Russia where its been mass produced.


lunes, 23 de enero de 2017

viernes, 20 de enero de 2017

Making bindings, purflings and inner linings.

Just pictures. I know I´m not much of a writer. I prefer to build and take photos. And I talk to much as well. :-)



viernes, 13 de enero de 2017

domingo, 8 de enero de 2017

working the linings

2 photos:
Me making the little slots for the bracks bracing
and
The inside of "my version" of Hernandez y Aguado,