Only the very best wood is chosen with the best veining; it is seasoned for at least 10 years in suitable places.
The blocks are glued on the inside mould and the ribs are bent.
The back and the sounding board are carved.
The back, ribs and blocks - previously prepared - are glued together. Afterwards the inside mould is taken out.
The ribs are glued to the sounding board.
The sounding board is glued and the sound box is closed.
Some thin poplar and ebany layers are bent to make the linings.
The linings are then fastened and glued on the board and on the back.
Then the neck is carved.
The fingerboard is glued and the neck is inserted into the sound box.
The instrument is seasoned before varnishing. Its seasoning lasts 12 months at least. In this period the wood becomes oxidized thus gaining a warmer and more natural tone-colour.
You go on with varnishing. Several varnish layers are applied so to obtain the most transparent film as possible.
The last details are added.
he instrument is completed and ready to be tested.