For the second theorbo I have selected a set of rosewood ribs stored for almost 20 years here in our house.
In the last post I wrote about how the mould was adjusted a little lately. A little more air volume and expectedly more rigidness at the edges of the soundboard. The reworked mould has sides (rib 1 and 11) with an angle to the soundboard resembling the other Edlinger lute ( NNM 10213) that is very similar to the one I base my design on. Here are more photos from yesterdays progress. Rosewood and spacers of maple from a well respected dealer in France. My next rosewood theorbo will have ribs of resawn "upcycled" jacaranda furniture parts!