And so you took up guitar making??? You're crazier than at first appears...wait a minute, I'm a guitar maker!!!???Michael.N. wrote:...I once thought of becoming a Lute maker, that is until I realised the amount of work and the relatively low financial return.
Interesting enough that's the guy I emailed, Yavor.Scot Tremblay wrote:[OK, enough jokes, back to lutes:
I'm vaguely familiar with the work of Christo Georgiev. I think Bulgarian lutenist Yavor Genov plays his lutes. See here: It looks like it might be that very lute on the album cover.
http://lutegroup.ning.com/profiles/blog ... nt%3A90916
I don't mind the half circle bowl. My Venere 8 course is pretty much a half circle and I like it a lot. If I were to make another lute that's the bowl shape I'd use. But as you get into the big archlutes, theorbos and such it helps to have a flatter back I think...although I have played a archlute based on the C45 Magno dieffopruchar and it's an awesome design.Michael.N. wrote:I've come across that type of mould but just can't remember where I've seen it. Zachary Taylor wrote a Lute construction book sometime in the '80's so it may have been in his book. Anyway the half circle Lute bowl is fine. Some of the originals (Venere?) are virtually that. I think Lundberg states that they are flattened by 5%. That small amount could be due to father time and distortion.
I also have Van Edwards Baroque Lute plans that I bought 6 or 7 years ago. I think it's a 13 course. One day I might actually use them.
Yeah, I've seen his album and heard it. I would have to trust his judgment on the Lute. I'm sure it would be good first instrument.Scot Tremblay wrote:I suppose there is always that worry but I kind of doubt it in this case. Yavor is legit (I know him from Lute Group)and if that's his lute then I'd say it's legit.
Maybe PM Alexandru (Marian), he's one our luthiers here on delcamp and is in Bucharest, Romania, I believe. I know it's a different country but it's right next door so maybe Alex has heard of Christo Georgiev and can tell you something about him and his work. The luthier community is pretty small all over the world so you never know, Alex might even know Christo.
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