14th Century Citole
OK, day 3 was pretty much a wash on the citole. Each time I
started to lay out a part for the project, it came down to needing the
soundboard in place before I could design the part properly, so I am
waiting for the spruce (which I have been assured will be here by
Satruday at the latest.
Not to worry, though, for the evening was not wasted. Master
(for more information, or to learn about my rebec project in general,
please click the image)
provided me with enough creative outlet for my needs, he returned
Rebec Mark1 Mod1 to me for necessary upgrade. I decided that
necessary upgrade meant lowering the peghead, replacing the
fingerboard, replacing the nut, building a new bridge, reworking the
tuning pegs, and building a bow. Day 3 saw the re-profiling of
the peghead, and the layout of a new fingerboard more like the piece on
Mark1 Mod2 (my Rebec), and the reworking of the tuning peg heads.
If the spruce soundboard comes in today, I will return to work on the
citole in earnest tonight - if not, I will be finishing the work on the
rebec for Pav.
Either way, I will be working on the carvings on the citole body
(simple carvings, a large cross caltrava on the back, the trefoil on
the tail end, and the relief carved falcon on the peghead end of the
body, as well as making a set of tuning pegs for the instrument..
There will be some new pictures up on the site tomorrow, so check back