Monday, December 17, 2012

Ten-String Guitar

Furio Sciumbata, luthier in Livorno
I have already shown you some of the instruments made by the gentleman luthier Furio Sciumbata. I do not post many portraits, but I am glad to introduce the man himself proudly holding his last creature.
Classical ten-string guitar made by Furio Sciumbata, Livorno
This is an exquisite classical ten-string guitar that our luthier has made in almost four months of work.
Detail of a classical ten-string guitar made by Furio Sciumbata, Livorno
The elaborate finishing of the sound hole: all the black parts of the guitar and the inlays are made of ebony.

See also: Lutherie Workshop - Cuatro, ClĂ rsach & Dulcimer - Guitars, at Last!
External links: Ten-string guitar
Contacts: Centro di ricerca e pratica musicale (Lutherie Workshop) - f.sciumbata@alice.it

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Truly a piece of art. What a talented gentleman.

Luis Gomez said...

Really great VP.

Jack said...

It is a beautiful instrument, VP, and a fine portrait. We should see some more of your portraits.

Taken For Granted said...

VP you should do portraits more often as you are obvious good at them. The instrument is a beauty.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your top photo looks like it could be an album cover.

The guitar is a work of art, as one would expect from Italy, with centuries of excelling at wood inlay.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

He has a mean moustache, to match his guitar! Nice pictures..
Duncan In Kuantan

cieldequimper said...

To say you post few portraits is an understatement! Perhaps you should because this is excellent and his work is magnificent. I wish I could hear it.

Dina said...

Just wonderful--the instrument and its maker. His love for the guitar of his creation shows through in your portrait.

JM said...

He's a true artist! Look at that sound hole.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh he should be proud, beautiful handiwork. Excellent portrait also VP my what a spectacular mustache he has!

Stefan Jansson said...

A fine portrait it is.