Lute backs  in my workshop!  And 130 year old neckblock .
Here are one theorbo bowl finished and one being prepared.. One picture shows the modified theorbo mould with the neckblock being prepared from a 130 year old piece of pinewood. This is a vital part for the acoustic energy transfer in the instrument, connecting the neck and corpus. I make them in the historic fashion and grain direction  out of pine, spruce or poplar.