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    Default A colascione and a gittern completed recently





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    Default Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Always great looking instruments from you.
    I'm curious how you developed the market for "historical and world" instruments? Where do these instruments go? How did you learn to build them authentically?
    If someone asked me to build a colascione or a gittern I wouldn't know where to begin (other than tell them to call you!).

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    Default Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Quote Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
    Always great looking instruments from you.
    I'm curious how you developed the market for "historical and world" instruments? Where do these instruments go? How did you learn to build them authentically?
    If someone asked me to build a colascione or a gittern I wouldn't know where to begin (other than tell them to call you!).
    I don't think it's fair to say I 'developed' a market, more just tapped into one that was already there. Historical instruments are built from surviving museum examples and/or iconographical evidence, and world instruments from getting hold of one, or doing research. It's basically all research, either way.
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    Wow, two more beautiful instruments!

    How is the gittern tuned?
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    Are the sound hole lattices carved or woven? Your work is lovely!
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    Default Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMandoKit View Post
    How is the gittern tuned?
    It's tuned in fourths or fourths and fifths (for octaves). They were historically also tuned in lute intervals.

    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    Are the sound hole lattices carved or woven?
    I carve them using skalpels.
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    Default Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Tqo more exotic creations, Jo. I am with John Hamlett in wondering where and how you got the relevant skills to produce those rather unusual instruments. As you point out, the research is there if we know where to look.
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    Default Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Sound and video samples, as promised:

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