In opposition to Baroque and
Renaissance instruments which are rebuilt based on the surviving
originals are Medieval instruments designed from illustrations
like early paintings and frescos. Those reliable and unique sources
gave us an idea of shape and sometimes size however mechanical
part of an instrument as well as the acoustical one has to be
done by the maker's experience and not only by one's imagination.
All my instruments are rebuilt
from seasoned European tone woods. None of them are made from
ordinary wood used in carpentry nor from plywood from bricolage
shop. Since those instruments are musical instruments a
big care has to be applied in selecting of materials.
Soundboards are made from Italian
alpine spruce; other parts of instruments which require harder
woods will be done from Balkan alpine maple or other European
woods like walnut, cherry, ash and hop-hornbeam; the last mentioned
will be used for bows.
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