August102012

helllwood:

one of the best luthier’s workshops I’ve ever seen.

(Source: deathandearlgrey)

July292012

guitarbage:

I’ve mentioned Joseph Bohmann before. He’s one of the coolest luthiers from the turn of the late 19th / early 20th century. I wish there were better pictures of his stuff, but they’re hard to come by.

So check out some of this guitar’s cool/unique features:

  • Clover shape
  • Odd metallic palm rest
  • Now if you look inside the sound hole, you’ll see some metal rods, these can be tuned like drone strings. That button on the top by the treble edge of the fretboard is dampener for when you don’t want the harmonic vibration.

(Source: guitarbage)

July172012
luthiermark:

Oskar Graf.
It was really difficult to get a picture that accurately showed how amazing the top on this one was, but I think you get the idea from this shot.

luthiermark:

Oskar Graf.

It was really difficult to get a picture that accurately showed how amazing the top on this one was, but I think you get the idea from this shot.

July142012
July102012

jakegest:

You may have been thinking that the sides of this guitar are probably fairly flimsy when they are only 1.9mm wide, and that they also wouldn’t provide much of a surface to glue the back or top of the guitar to. You would be correct, and to fix this there is kerfing. I’m using what is called reversed kerfing, and rather than drown you in technical descriptions, I’ll just say it has some advantages of being slightly more flexible and less sound dampening than standard kerfing. I only use the most high tech clamping devices available to me during glue-up, and it shows in the end result if I do say so myself.

(Source: jake2bake)

12AM
12AM
July92012
1AM
mandoisland:

Headstock of the Sabionari Guitar made by Antonio Stradivari
The Sabionari Guitar (1679) is one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari
At the present time it is the only Stradivari guitar playable in the world.
Photos made by Sinnier De Ridder Luthiers and Restorers after restoration in 2011. 
The complete photo set is available at:
http://www.sabionari.com/Photos.html

mandoisland:

Headstock of the Sabionari Guitar made by Antonio Stradivari

The Sabionari Guitar (1679) is one of the five surviving guitars made by Antonio Stradivari

At the present time it is the only Stradivari guitar playable in the world.

Photos made by Sinnier De Ridder Luthiers and Restorers after restoration in 2011.

The complete photo set is available at:

http://www.sabionari.com/Photos.html

April192012

thisisclassicalguitar:

time-lapsed video of a luthier making a flamenco guitar

(Source: youtube.com, via thisisclassicalguitar)

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