Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

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Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by rojarosguitar » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:36 am

As I have sometimes mentioned, I feel blessed by the friendship of two very accomplished luthiers, whose workshops I visit from time to time.

Yesterday I had a chance to see Sascha Nowak and have a longer talk about his projects and developments, always a great pleasure to have that kind of exchange.

By that occasion I took two nice pictures (iPhone), that touched my heart:

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This is a rosette made by the late Rolf Eichinger who died in 2009 in Granada on the spruce top of an unfinished guitar; (courtesy Sascha Nowak)

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This is the mechanism Sascha Nowak uses to put together his own rosettes that he makes from scrap - that gave a beautiful luthier workshop still life (courtesy Sascha Nowak)

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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by beanctr » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Wow nice work,
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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by rojarosguitar » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:02 pm

Thanks. The rosette of Rolf Eichinger is very fine, more than it comes out on the pic, and the one of Sascha Nowak is just gorgeous.
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Post by Leo Apray » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:27 pm

Fine rossete and fine photography.

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Post by rojarosguitar » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:08 pm

Many thanks!
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Post by Arash Ahmadi » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:54 pm

Beautiful! I imagine it's inspiring to visit a guitar maker's workshop. I've never been to one.
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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by rojarosguitar » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:41 am

Arash Ahmadi wrote:
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Beautiful! I imagine it's inspiring to visit a guitar maker's workshop. I've never been to one.
It is inspiring, and t also deepened my understanding of what a classical guitar is and what it is not. You start to see how the physical, acoustical and technical principles interact and define the range of possibilities of construction an actual guitar, and how certain procedures enhance or counteract the aims of the construction (like usage of certain glues etc....). I have had and still have endless conversations with my luthier friends, always questioning certain aspects of guitar making and having answers about their ideas about these aspects...

For me very enriching...
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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by TJurcsisn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:28 pm

I like Rolf's rosettes circa 2001:
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Post by rojarosguitar » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:47 am

Looks like one of those Escher drawings playing with infinity and with perspective... cool
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Post by TJurcsisn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:39 pm

Yeah I think its subtle but really interesting. Very classy.

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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by TJurcsisn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:47 pm

Do you have/play a Sascha Nowak or John Ray guitar? I know they both were close to Rolf.

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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Yes, I play a Sascha Nowak Cedar/EIR classical. I have also tried a John Ray flamenca blanca in Barcelona, which was a marvelous guitar, too...
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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by montana » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:33 am

TJurcsisn wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:28 pm
I like Rolf's rosettes circa 2001:
I would put a print of that above my fireplace. What a beautiful piece of art.

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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by ernandez R » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 am

My shop floor rosette.
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I was on the floor the day after after cutting out three tops and three bottoms and I little light went on in my head. I,had just bent up the six sides about an hour before and had been walking over the scrap all day.

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Re: Photographic Impressions from a Luthiers Workshop

Post by Pat Dodson » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:53 am

ernandez R wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 am
My shop floor rosette.

image.jpeg

I was on the floor the day after after cutting out three tops and three bottoms and I little light went on in my head. I,had just bent up the six sides about an hour before and had been walking over the scrap all day.

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