Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lutherie Workshop

For three days an exhibition called “Per Madre Terra” (For Mother Earth) is taking place in the Fortezza Vecchia (Old Fortress). From my point of view the most interesting stand is the one about lutherie of a friend of mine and former colleague.
Furio Sciumbata is a hobbyist, but also an absolutely expert luthier and guitar maker who has organized a lutherie workshop in town. All the instruments shown today are from his personal production.Ghironda, hurdy gurdy, lutherie workshop, Furio Sciumbata, Livorno
Rebec, ribeca, lutherie workshop, Furio Sciumbata, Livorno
Citole, citola, lutherie workshop, Furio Sciumbata, Livorno
See also: Cuatro, Clàrsach & Dulcimer - Guitars, at Last!
External links: Hurdy gurdy - Rebec - Citole (Wikipedia)
Contacts: Centro di ricerca e pratica musicale (Lutherie Workshop) - f.sciumbata@alice.it

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wonderful to see these unusual instruments! Thanks.

Taken For Granted said...

Looking at your pictures I can almost hear these beautiful instruments being played.

Luis Gomez said...

These are so amazing. Really wonderful.

Randy said...

These are very interesting.

Gunn said...

A talented man, MR. Furio Sciumbata.

Dina said...

To hear music from one's own beautiful creations, like these instruments, must be a gift from heaven.

Steffe said...

You need to be a very good artist to make these types of musical instruments.

cieldequimper said...

Luthiers just amaze me and I am so glad there are still 2 or 3 in Versailles. These instruments are beauties to cherish and use of course.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's really an art, isn't it? So much talent and craft...
God bless you!
Cezar

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, what gloriously beautiful instruments!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A master craftsman indeed VP. So that's what a hurdy gurdy looks like, I've often wondered!!

Traveling Hawk said...

Exquisite work, VP! I take my hat off for your friend, bravo! They look like jewels and are very interesting instruments. Intarsia (I think you call it the same in Italian, as I do not know the English word for it) looks great!

Jack said...

He does wonderful work,VP. Each is beautiful.

Babzy said...

Beautiful instruments !

Rob and Mandy said...

They are absolutely beautiful! So happy that they are still made, and played.

JM said...

They're all fantastic!