My first experiment
After oil varnish and stringing, Top plate
After oil varnish and stringing, Back plate
Custom made oud
European Spruce top, maple fingerboard, and maple and rosewook bridge
Canadian maple back and neck, spirit violin varnish 1704
Canadian maple peg box, rose wood pegs, and spirit violin varnish 1704
My first prototype
Local Maple neck and Walnut back ,Oiled
white and black inlayed Walnut pegbox and Ebony pegs, oiled not varnished
inlayed Walnut and Maple bridge on Canadian Cedar top. Oiled not varnished
Classical guitar inspired by Hausser 1943 model
traditional French Polish finish
Spruce back and sides
acoustic machine heads
mahogany neck and spruce heel
mahogany for rosette and bindings
Personal design for student/travel Oud
A much smaller sized oud with a full sound for younger players to get a real feel and travellers to move light.
Scale ratio 1/2 rather than traditional 1/3
A longer neck on this smaller instrument offering the player more flexibility and neck positions. 5 strings tuned F, A, D, G, C
Made from a combination of maple, mahogany, walnut, and oak and finished with traditional french polish
The Top Plate
Made from aged European spruce and lightly shellaced. mahogany fingerboard and a rosewood bridge.
The peg box
Made of mahogany and hand inlayed with coloured veneer.
Ebony tuning pegs
strings run over a rosewood nut and to their respective ebony tuning peg.
Cornerless violin based on Strad model
This is my first plan-based violin. based on stradivarius body model. The fingerboard is of ebony, and chinrest, tailpiece and endpin are of rosewood.
Is made of two book-matched Canadian maple pieces and finished with spirit varnish
is made of european spruce and also made of two piece. F holes are in Strads style.
showing neck angle, fingerboard projection, and bridge
and neck are made of canadian maple and fitted with rosewood hill pegs