In fall 2010 I have been granted funding for another project related to the work of Antonio de Torres. The Manitoba Arts Council has given me the opportunity to build a replica of the FE 18, which I measured and documented with the generous permission of its owner, James Westbrook.
The information on this blog is intended for musicians and fellow luthiers, who can get an intimate insight into my work on this project. As this project proceeds, I will publish photos and descriptions of the work processes. The replica is planned to be finished in fall 2011.
Enjoy reading, and feel free to comment or ask questions. A discussion can be enlightening both for the visitors and myself.
PS: If you want to find out more about the instruments I make in my shop, please visit the Official Website of Florian Vorreiter Lutherie.