At the origin of this new model creation were 3 needs, not easy to conciliate:
Respec of ancien lutherie esthetic
Good acoustic sound for open air festivals and historical reenactments
Keep avantages of last inovations: swinging keys keybord, string double lifting...
This model will be availlable in 3 versions: soprano (2 octaves), alto (2 octaves and a fith) and tenor (3 octaves).
The instrument is not a reconstruction of an ancient instrument, it is a creation.
However, a creation that meets aesthetic and ancient techniques such as:
-format 3x1 (inspired by Bible) frequently used in medieval instruments,
-the intermediate table, cambered table and back in maple, with relief on the bar, pointed shaped peg-box,
-a break with the contributions of the 18th century
-closed-keyboard, intended not to reveal the keys and jacks made of synthetic materials.
Using a 21 inches dispason and the design of the sound box provide a powerful and smoothsound , especially for the bass. The 12 sympathetic strings involved in the aesthetics of music, amplifying the long notes, they make the music even more solemn.
The presence of keys buttons above the strings, helps modulate the contact of the jacks on the strings, allowing tremolo play.
The bending of the central rib participate to differentiate the second side of the table (and back) over the bar.
I invite you to come and listen to videos available soon on this site.
Opened by cover rotation, the keyboard shows new technical innovations: Swinging keys keybord with 4 melodic strings, double strings lifting, string/wheel individual adjustable contact, capodastres.