Search found 72 matches

by Jo Dusepo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Baritone ukulele
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Baritone ukulele

Looks good! :)
by Jo Dusepo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: first Hurdy Gurdy
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: first Hurdy Gurdy

+1 for hide glue. The reversibility will be very useful for a first instrument, and of course is necessary for any repairs on any instrument.

Looking good so far and look forward to seeing more.
by Jo Dusepo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: 7 course renaissance lute
Replies: 8
Views: 2677

Re: 7 course renaissance lute

Here's another one I built:
Image
and here's how it sounds in the customer's hands:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phZBCwOfxas
by Jo Dusepo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

Thank you for the reply. Now that you mention it I can see that two of the ribs are left wider. I just noticed too that this is a fretless instrument, correct? As I mentioned in your dutar post, I'm looking for the right time to start making a dombra. I ordered a book from a fellow in Kazakhstan, b...
by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A wood-top banjo
Replies: 0
Views: 370

A wood-top banjo

This was a custom order. A wood-top banjo (left-handed and with all strings the same length, not a short 5th string):
Image
by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 3 vihuelas I've built recently
Replies: 2
Views: 268

3 vihuelas I've built recently

Here are 3 vihuelas (aka vihuela de mano, viola da mano) of 2 different designs which I've built this year so far for customers. For those unfamiliar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vihuela

Image
Image
Image
by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

Looks great! And thank you for posting the build photos. I have questions: Are all the ribs cut to the same profile? Including the outermost two (next to the top)? How do you shape the joint surfaces between the ribs? I see the sandpaper taped to the bench and plane in the vise. Some use of those I...
by Jo Dusepo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

Thank you! What are the woods? You're welcome :). The woods used are as follows: The soundboard is German/Alpine Spruce. The body, pegbox and bridge are Field Maple and Leopardwood. The neck is Spruce (not sure of exact species) veneered with Sapele. The fingerboard is Leopardwood. The pickguard an...
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

Here's some sound and video samples using the non-traditional all-fourths tuning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwjwUWG0eW4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOzkPIyZT10 And here's a sound and video sample using the traditional re-entrant tuning, which I'm not so used to: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

Image
Image
Image
Image

...and then several thin layers of shellac, you know the drill...
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

And here are the progress pictures, in order. Hopefully it's all self-explanatory but feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 972

An Oud Arbi I built (with construction progress pictures)

I finished this instrument about a month ago now. It's an oud arbi, which is a traditional type of oud from North-west Africa (it's played mainly in Morocco, Tunisia and Alergia). It has 4 courses instead of the 6 courses of the standard oud (also called oud sharqi, meaning eastern oud for compariso...
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Lathe made musical instruments
Replies: 7
Views: 12676

Re: Lathe made musical instruments

Bob Howell wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:36 pm
I have read about a number of bowls harps. Even a guy, Tony in England says its his idea and no one else can make one.
Nobody tell him about those medieval instruments then! :lol:
by Jo Dusepo
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Baroque mandolin
Replies: 7
Views: 6097

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: 6097

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