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Whalebone purfling?
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I have always been enchanted by the whalebone purfling in antique instruments. Many Dutch makers used whalebone, as well as Antonio Gragnani. Why not use whalebone now? The problem is that the sale…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Tabor Oct 23, 2010.

Building a Viola Pomposa
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I am thinking of building a viola pomposa, now currently selecting the wood. Does anyone out there know where I can get custom-made pegs, and fittings for this? My supplier in Germany has none. Also,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Tabor Mar 29, 2010.

 

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Spruce tone wood harvested ca. 1800

Lovely material in the workshop. I am just starting to cut into it, and this spruce, which is used for the tops of instruments, has a golden brown patina all the way through it. Normally, wood is aged by the tone wood seller for a number of years, and some sellers bake the wood in the sun, giving then of course a pleasing…See More
Oct 10
Kevin Keating commented on Nate Tabor's blog post Violoncello Piccolo finished.
"That's gorgeous. Is this the mysterious 5 string instrument that Bach had in mind when he composed the 6th cello suite? If so, somebody needs to play & record it on THIS instrument."
Feb 22
Nate Tabor posted a blog post

Violoncello Piccolo finished.

Finally the most pleasing reward for some much labor and hard work, being able to play and enjoy the violoncello. In the end I have very close if not exact to the tone I had dreamed of; the bass tenor range of such an instrument with a smaller corpus and the lovely 5th E string open up worlds undreamed of with a classical 4 string cello.…See More
Feb 22

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viola
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Instrument/bow maker
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Classical
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Early music
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Chamber ensemble, chamber orchestra, early music ensemble
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Spruce tone wood harvested ca. 1800

Lovely material in the workshop. I am just starting to cut into it, and this spruce, which is used for the tops of instruments, has a golden brown patina all the way through it. Normally, wood is aged by the tone wood seller for a number of years, and some sellers bake the wood in the sun, giving then of…

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Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:30pm

Violoncello Piccolo finished.

Finally the most pleasing reward for some much labor and hard work, being able to play and enjoy the violoncello. In the end I have very close if not exact to the tone I had dreamed of; the bass tenor range of such an instrument with a smaller corpus and the lovely 5th E string open up worlds undreamed of with a classical 4 string cello.…

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Posted on February 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Violoncello Piccolo - blocks and ribs - Daydream of Form and Beauty

 

Long before the centers of instrument making in Cremona, Brescia, and Absam established the defining forms and shapes of the violin family as we know them today, a rich lutherie tradtion already existed in Venice.  Lute makers were working as early as the 15th…
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Posted on October 16, 2013 at 1:32am

Baroque Violoncello Piccolo - Ponticello

Now its time to relax a bit after the hard work of tuning the plates. I have cut the corner blocks and glued them to the back plate. Best to wait a day or so for the glue to dry, so one can either pace around the workshop, read a book, etc... or start work on some of the fittings that the violoncello will soon be needing.…

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Posted on July 8, 2013 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

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At 1:06am on October 17, 2013, Henri tote said…

Is it possible to become a plan of the violoncello piccolo ? or the most important dimensions ?

I'am a (non commercial) instrument builder (octobass, barytone, gamba, ...)

sincerally

At 1:06am on February 25, 2012, Seán O'Brien said…

Hey! who you calling crazy? I prefer the term, mentally challenged!

At 11:24pm on February 24, 2012, Seán O'Brien said…

Papa mia! Awesome viola!

At 5:03pm on May 10, 2011, Rory Williams said…
Nate, I'm really diggin your photos!
At 10:09am on April 9, 2010, Rozanna said…
Hi. So glad you like the music. I checked out Warren Ellis. Cool sounds.

All best, Rozanna
At 6:34am on April 8, 2010, Rozanna said…
ice to meet you too!
At 10:51am on March 25, 2010, MANFIO - LUIS CLAUDIO said…
Grazie Tabor! Where do you live, in Cremona?
 
 
 

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