It’s been a few days since I last published a post but I haven’t been idle! Here’s where we were, concerning the fingerboard: Naturally, it’s the leftmost part that will become the fingerboard. The rightmost is going to become tailpiece, but ... Read more ».
Instrument builders have used glue based on animal parts from the times it was the only adhesive that was available (so everybody used it) to the present day. There are a number of really important advantages over synthetic glues. Most ... Read more ».
The piece of maple from which the citole will emerge came straight from the sawmill, meaning it is rough and warped somewhat. In other words, my first task will be trueing the wood. I don’t own a jointer, and even ... Read more ».
The rebec doesn’t have many parts. In fact, it only has three fixed parts: corpus (including neck and pegbox — I don’t use the term “unibody” lightly), soundboard, and fingerboard board. As you may have read in a previous entry, ... Read more ».