dulcimer

Sendo músico queria comprar este instrumento, porque ouvi o som dele nums discos de Joni Mitchell e de Steeleye Span. Mas não encontrei (na epoca não existia o internet) e assim pesquisei nums livros do que se trata, procurei uma madereira especialisada e comecei desenhar.
Era o início de fazer instrumentos, demorou sem ferramentas necessarias, mas finalmente com muita sorte deu certo. Até hoje meu pergunto como consegui, e a partir disto procurei um lugar para aprender a arte de fazer instrumentos.

Being musician i wanted to buy this instrument, as i like the sound which i have heard on records by Joni Mitchell and Steeleye Span. But i did not find it (in this times there was no internet) and began to investigate in books about it, searched a store of tonewoods and started to design.
It was the beginning of making instruments, took a lot of time without the right tools but at least it worked. Until today i am asking myself how i made it, and from there on searched a place to learn more abaut the art of making musical instruments.

Als musiker wollte ich dieses instrument kaufen, ich mag den klang, den ich auf platten von Joni Mitchell und Steeleye Span gehört hatte. Aber ich fand es nicht (es gab noch kein internet) und fing an, in büchern zu forschen, eine tonholzhandlung zu suchen und zu zeichnen.
Es war mein anfang des instrumentenbaus, dauerte lange ohne das richtige werkzeug, klappte aber dann doch. Bis heute frage ich mich, wie ich das hinbekommen habe, und von da an suchte ich nach einer stelle wo man die kunst des instrumentenbaus lernen konnte.
 

Tampo / Fundo: Pinho de Oregon
Cabeça / Laterais / Escala : Jacarandá roxo

Top / Back: Oregon Pine
Head / Ribs / Fingerboard: Rosewood

Decke / Boden : Oregon Pine
Kopf / Zargen / Griffbrett : Rosenholz