Print this page
"BACK CARVING"   MEDIEVAL LUTHERIE: ITALIAN CETRA

"BACK CARVING" MEDIEVAL LUTHERIE: ITALIAN CETRA

13 August 2018 | Published in Blog. Read 1444 times.

A new possible method in medieval instruments making.

The reconstruction of a Cetra  from XII century sculpture by Benedetto Antelami in Parma Baptistery,

 

 

 

  1. Carving the instrument “back to front” in one piece of Fir
  2. Refining carefully the soundboard inside and outside, following a curved profile
  3. Gluing a flat back (Poplar).

 

  Copying a traditionally carved medieval Cetra outline

 

Inside view of soundboard

Carving the soundboard outside.

 

An elegant back added (Poplar)

Diapason cm. 34,5

total weight gr.790

Salva

Salva

Last modified on Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:13