Theorbo making in november.
The neck during construction, strips of ebony are glued down and then shaped with block plane and cabinet scrapers. I always think of the weight balance in my theorboes, and use light stiff neck construction. The neckblock and neck in this instrument are made of light pine from a wall in our old house from 1883. The construction is traditional with a light core and a stiff, durable surface material. Ebony and recycled rosewood. The same goes for the neck extension (not shown here) core of well seasoned poplar and a stiffer box construction of veneers. The rose is the design and proportions of a lute in Museo Bardini, Florence no 144.