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Thread: Vihuela de mano / Viola da mano

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    Default Vihuela de mano / Viola da mano

    Another historical instrument just completed for a customer. For those unfamiliar with this instrument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vihuela

    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    Fantastic work as allways. I am always astounded by the design and intricate fretwork in your rosettes.
    My friends call me Titch. I have been known to clown.
    Ian Titulaer is my normie name.

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    Agreed.
    I assumed that (in modern times) this lacework(?) would be machine produced, but I can see that it is not an insert but an integral feature of the soundboard.
    Kudos to you, Jo …. the skill, care and patience to do this type of work is commendable.

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    Beautiful work Jo, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the history of this instrument.I am fascinated by the gut string frets and would love to see one in person and feel one with my own hands. Someday!

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words!

    Yes I cut my carved rosettes by hand with skalpels.
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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