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by Jo Dusepo
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Baroque mandolin
Replies: 7
Views: 3485

Re: Baroque mandolin

That is wonderful! Color me impressed. I'd like to see a close up of the rose carving. Thanks everyone for your kind words. It's already gone to the customer, so I can't take any new pictures of it, but here is a picture of the same rose design which I carved on a renaissance mandore: https://i.img...
by Jo Dusepo
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Baroque mandolin
Replies: 7
Views: 3485

Re: Baroque mandolin

The customer playing it (though they are playing a medieval song, not a baroque one!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0zH-9OzfDo
by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Baroque mandolin
Replies: 7
Views: 3485

Re: Baroque mandolin

Karl Wicklund wrote:Jo,
I always enjoy logging in and seeing another on of your builds. Thank you!
Do you typically find historical instruments to takes specs from, or build from available plans, or...?
The former if I can find a suitable instrument in a museum or if the customer wants it based on one.
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Baroque mandolin
Replies: 7
Views: 3485

Baroque mandolin

Here's a baroque mandolin I built:

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by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 6 course early renaissance lute
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: 6 course early renaissance lute

Marshall Dixon wrote:I am so impressed with your work.

Took a listen to several composers you suggested in an earlier thread. Yet another world of wonderful music.

Thanks again for those suggestions.
Thanks for your kind words and glad to have been of help.
by Jo Dusepo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 6 course early renaissance lute
Replies: 2
Views: 712

6 course early renaissance lute

6 course early renaissance lute, based on this painting and others: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... -09_ca.jpg

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by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Peg shaver idea
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Peg shaver idea

Are those stewmac ones any good? Any advantage of the push down knob design? I use one of these:

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by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 7 course renaissance lute
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: 7 course renaissance lute

Brian Evans wrote:7 courses, 13 strings. Which string is not doubled, and why? You have me very curious! :)
The highest course is called the chanterelle and is always single on lutes. It's for playing faster passages.
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 7 course renaissance lute
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: 7 course renaissance lute

The contrasting colors work well. I'm not sure which colors to believe of the two backs, but I'm colorblind anyway. I haven't heard much Renaissance music outside of Monteverdi, which didn't capture my heart. But I know that Resphigi's Ancient Airs and Dances were transcriptions of, or influenced b...
by Jo Dusepo
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Peg shaver idea
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Peg shaver idea

I have a pencil sharpener which looks like this and so much quicker and easier than a regular one: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41ev7nfxIxL._SY300_QL70_.jpg I wonder if the same mechanism would work for a peg shaver? I wonder if it'd be possible to alter one of these pencil sharp...
by Jo Dusepo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 7 course renaissance lute
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: 7 course renaissance lute

Karl Wicklund wrote:Another nice job! What woods did you use for the staves?
This one has maple and meranti ribs. The customer asked for alternating colours.
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 7 course renaissance lute
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

7 course renaissance lute

Completed this week. Took a little longer than usual due to stopping for the recent holidays. Built this for a customer in Sweden.

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by Jo Dusepo
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Can woods used in the manufacture of pianos be repurposed?
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Re: Can woods used in the manufacture of pianos be repurposed?

I've heard of many luthiers using old piano soundboards for soundboards of guitars and mandolins. It can be quite a bit of work to take apart the original piano though.
by Jo Dusepo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: "Search user's posts" not working for me
Replies: 11
Views: 1866

Re: "Search user's posts" not working for me

Try using google or another search engine of your choice and type in 'site:https://www.mimf.com/phpbb/' followed by your search term.
by Jo Dusepo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Oak and Cedar Concert Ukulele
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Oak and Cedar Concert Ukulele

Great work!
by Jo Dusepo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Another renaissance vihuela de mano / viola da mano I've just completed

Thanks for your kind words. My understanding is the item being used as a footstool is the case. At least that was my interpretation, hence why I gave the back a slight arch like that.
by Jo Dusepo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Pineapple ukulele
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Pineapple ukulele

Great work :)