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Ian Watchorn
  • Melbourne Victoria
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Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Ian Watchorn's photo
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"Hi Ian, what is the experimental bit exactly -- or should I have noticed? :-) Do they have thick-ish soundboards? And what was the effect? I think I have photos of the labels of the Roudhloff, but not of the barring. I can make a sketch or something…"
Dec 11, 2013
Ian Watchorn commented on Ian Watchorn's photo
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"Hi Jelma, Thanks for that - it has been an interesting experiment, proposed originally by John Griffiths. The barring and soundboard thicknessing are very interesting to explore and I am looking forward to doing some more of them. By the way - I…"
Dec 11, 2013
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Ian Watchorn's photo
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"These look very nice, Ian!"
Dec 11, 2013
Alejandro Baleta left a comment for Ian Watchorn
"Hola Ian, gracias por tu amistad, saludos desde Zaragoza!"
Dec 11, 2013
Ian Watchorn and Alejandro Baleta are now friends
Dec 11, 2013
Ian Watchorn posted a status
"Have just completed the second small vihuela in a'. They are based on the Dias geometry. Here are a couple of photos:"
Dec 11, 2013
Ian Watchorn posted photos
Dec 11, 2013
Ian Watchorn left a comment for Rob MacKillop
"Hi Rob, Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear the harp lute is getting some more playing, it was in bits when it came to me and I wasn't sure until it was all glued up if it would be a viable playing instrument - it certainly surprised…"
Apr 18, 2013
Ian Watchorn posted a status
"I am documenting a guitar by Louis Panormo 1816. The earliest I know . Will begin a copy soon. The original has been sold to a collector."
Apr 18, 2013
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Apr 18, 2013
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Ian Watchorn
"Welcome Ian!"
Apr 16, 2013
Rob MacKillop left a comment for Ian Watchorn
"Welcome, Ian. I'm playing one of your reconstructions just now - Ian Grant's Harp-Lute. He gave me it for a loan. See the Videos page on this site. I don't know what condition it was in before you got it, but it seems beautifully set…"
Apr 16, 2013
Ian Watchorn is now a member of Early Guitars and Vihuela
Apr 15, 2013

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I have been active as a private maker and conservator since 1976 and have worked in musical instrument museums in Germany and Australia between 1982 and 1989
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http://www.ianwatchorn.com.au

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At 11:48 on December 11, 2013, Alejandro Baleta said…

Hola Ian, gracias por tu amistad, saludos desde Zaragoza!

At 15:16 on April 16, 2013, Jelma van Amersfoort said…

Welcome Ian!

At 7:05 on April 16, 2013, Rob MacKillop said…

Welcome, Ian. I'm playing one of your reconstructions just now - Ian Grant's Harp-Lute. He gave me it for a loan. See the Videos page on this site. I don't know what condition it was in before you got it, but it seems beautifully set up, and sounds delightful.

 
 
 

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