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Northeastern USA substitute for pearwood?

I'm just really getting started on my newest build, which is a vihuela de mano. I'm in the New York City area, and have been trying to stick to local lumber. The instruments i've looked at online use…Continue

Started Mar 11

Vihuela rosette question
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I've just started the process of building a (mostly) flat-backed vihuela modeled after some pictures I saw on the web, and am pretty much flying blind - I haven't ever seen a vihuela "in the flesh".…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Monica Hall Mar 5.

Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and the site, and was very happy to find it.I've built a few instruments, currently finishing up a Tzouras.I'm going to be starting my next project within the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dino Silone Mar 13.

 

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Dino Silone replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"Sorry for the multiple replies to the same post, but I just wanted to comment on the "false v-joint" referred to on (I believe) two instruments in Mori's paper. It appears that neck materials were all over the map, with one neck being…"
Mar 13
Dino Silone replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"I found an older discussion on this forum about the muting effects of the rose - how partially closing up the soundhole boosts the bass and high-frequency response, and attenuates the midrange, resulting in less loudness overall. That, coupled with…"
Mar 13
Steven Zunino replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"Hi Dino, Perhaps our discussion will spur some of our makers to put together a method for building vihuelas although the possible paucity of extant instruments would make it difficult to have a definitive method. I say "possible" because…"
Mar 13
Dino Silone replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"Hi Steven, Thanks for the links! I'm now a couple of weeks into the process - had to take a detour to make a stand for a benchtop bandsaw that I got for Christmas, and then was away for a week. What I wound up doing is finding a commercial…"
Mar 12
Steven Zunino replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"Hello Dino, This is a very timely question and, I hope, discussion as I am also embarking upon making a vihuela next month. I have been scouring the internet for more information regarding construction techniques, plans, etc. My inclination at this…"
Mar 12
Dino Silone posted a discussion

Northeastern USA substitute for pearwood?

I'm just really getting started on my newest build, which is a vihuela de mano. I'm in the New York City area, and have been trying to stick to local lumber. The instruments i've looked at online use pearwood for a number of parts, including the neck and headstock. I was considering using American Cherry for those parts, but in looking up its properties, found that they're very different from pearwood.Is anyone aware of any good Northeastern USA substitutes for pear?Thanks!See More
Mar 11
Monica Hall replied to Dino Silone's discussion Vihuela rosette question
"My baroque guitar - which is a much nicer instrument - has an elaborate parchment rose built up in layers. Just looking through my collection of CDs of various luminaries playing the vihuela, a simpler rose seems to be de rigeur although in some…"
Mar 5
Dino Silone replied to Dino Silone's discussion Vihuela rosette question
"Thanks for the response. I have seen (and played) instruments with no soundhole, e.g,, a Turkish Saz, and a Saxon box lyre. It changes the spectrum of the sound, favoring more bass and less midrange. The instrument gets a little less loud. But, with…"
Mar 5
Monica Hall replied to Dino Silone's discussion Vihuela rosette question
"It must have a sound hole of some sort. I am no expert but my vihuela has the sound hole cut directly into the table in a geometrical pattern."
Mar 4
Dino Silone posted a discussion

Vihuela rosette question

I've just started the process of building a (mostly) flat-backed vihuela modeled after some pictures I saw on the web, and am pretty much flying blind - I haven't ever seen a vihuela "in the flesh". Most of it seems straightforward enough, but I have a question about the rosette and soundhole. Many of the instruments I've seen pictures of seem to have a black background that seems like it completely occludes the soundhole. Do vihuelas generally have no real soundhole? What is that black layer…See More
Mar 3
Dino Silone replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"Hi Nicolas, Thanks for responding! Since posting, I've continued to poke around, and found some information that both helps and confuses. This talk was presented to the lute society in 2005: http://www.vihuelademano.com/rcmdi It highlights…"
Jan 26
Nicolas Eterradossi replied to Dino Silone's discussion Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?
"Hi Dino I am not a vihuela expert, can you give some links to pictures (museum instruments or historical iconography) or some references of 6-course vihuela with a domed back ? This would clarify for me which type of instruments you intend to…"
Jan 26
Dino Silone posted a discussion

Sources for vihuela plans and/or technical discussion?

Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and the site, and was very happy to find it.I've built a few instruments, currently finishing up a Tzouras.I'm going to be starting my next project within the next month (coming to the end of the current project), and would like to build a 60 cm scale, 6-course vihuela next. (The alternative would be to build a 6-course renaissance lute). I was intrigued by the idea of building the vihuela with ribs for both the back and sides, (alternating maple and walnut,…See More
Jan 19
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I'm a hobbyist luthier who has built a few instruments, and is interested in building historical stringed instruments, primarily using hand tools and traditional methods.

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