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The major bars glued in place. There aren’t as many in an early 6c type as in later lutes.

23 Mar

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The rose

7 Mar

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Rose pierced in new soundboard for 6c lute

7 Mar

Rose pierced in new soundboard for 6c lute

The 6c rebuild resulted in a 5c lute!

18 Feb

ImageImageImageImageWhen I took the soundboard off the old (1972) 6c lute I found that the soundboard was glued down with a synthetic resin adhesive and didn’t come off cleanly.  I cleaned it up as best I could, planed a little off the edge of the bowl to lower the action, shortened the pegbox to nine pegs, made a new nut and tidied the finish.  It actually works pretty well.  All I need to do now is get the hang of mediaeval lute playing!

Meantime, the new bowl and neck will get a new soundboard and become a 6c lute!  What am I going to do with all these lutes?????

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Neck glued on

11 Jan

Neck glued on

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False soundboard fitted to make sure the bowl keeps its shape.

9 Nov

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You can never have too many clamps when you are trying to wrap a flat capping strip round a convex lute bowl

4 Nov

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