Thanks Merry! That's a great link and I LOVE all the pictures. I kind of want to pick up a period string instrument, but I'm not sure what yet. I was leaning towards a vihuela because I love Spanish music and I used to play a little bass guitar. That's some very good info and definitely gives me some ideas.
'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder Lutre <Merry@...
> wrote: Duke Fernando piqued my interest about an instrument I'd never before
heard of and prompted me to look and learn more. Having enjoyed Caz's
'build' pages, I likewise enjoyed this _long_ but excellent build page
(with links to other build pages) for a progression of several Citoles
(much as Caz's rebec build page had iterative development of consecutive
Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I found it a bit depressing as I
lack the basic talent of eye and form and creativity that he's put into
the carving and design. My strengths lie elsewhere. My lutherie will
always be much more functional than creative with lots of effort to
cover up mistakes, but I do take comfort in the fact that I am improving
bit by bit. I don't think I'd ever have the patience or dedication to
allocate funds and time to build mock ups and trials even though in the
long run it would probably save me time and material costs (and
frustration) when I make my mistakes on the mock ups instead of
destroying the piece I'm putting my heart into.
'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder Lutre
Shire of Standing Stones; Formerly: Philippe Sebastian LeLutre
Christian M. Cepel --- 573.999.2370 --- Columbia, MO
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'Toirdhealbhach' anglicized Tirloughe (1576), modernly 'Turlough',
pronounced 'TIR' or 'TUR' + 'low', 'logh', 'lock', or 'loch'
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