||||| This is Napoli style guitar. I made summer to autumn in 2001. You can see ssome pictures step by step, my works.
||||| At firest, Make MOLD. Draw and cut from 2.5cm Wood board (compilation wood).
||||| Cut some slit for clamps.
Left: Napoli style mold.
Right: Wien(Stauffer) style mold.
||||| Carve back board.
Do you know Lutherie "Laprevott" ,"LAURENT" and more? They are made archback(caved) guitar in early 19th century. But the backboard was 1 peace panel, not book matched. This time, I use book matched back board.Because,I don't have 1 peace enough big maple panel.
||||| From thickness 9mm.
Cave and cave ........
||||| Glue bars.
||||| 3 bars this type.
||||| parts here. Lot of clamps set to mold.
||||| I like this process.
||||| In 19th century, existed many heel style. Mono caved, 1piece,2piece,3piece.....
Left: Napoli style head.
Right: Lacote style head.
||||| Neck and head joint. original Napoli guitar adopted many joint technique that delta,crank,trapezoid, and more.
||||| Just fit!!
||||| Orthodox rosette style, but i like it very much.
||||| Bracing. Look, harmonic plate upper of soundhall.
||||| Every time I use grand hide glue made from europian rabbit skin and bone mixed.
||||| Joint neck to body.
||||| Fingerboard thickness 1mm.
||||| Fret, made from ivory (Removed 19th century piano KEYs).
||||| Fret slotting. Glue by grand hide glue.
||||| Usualy, i work mid night to early morning. Because i am very busy onother some works.
||||| Bridge positioning.
||||| Foundation of varnish. By tempera medium (egg and oil mixed).
||||| Sawing, an arabesque (2 plates glued in 1 board).
||||| Divided and cleaning in vat full of alcohol
||||| Finish by shellac varnish (not french polish).
Fit gut strings(include catline) from "NRI" supervised.