Book-matched back ribs in African blackwood (dalbergia melanoxylon) - the wood from which the original Dias vihuela is made*.
Brown ebony sides, bubinga neck and peg head. Rose in two layers of saw-cut pear wood veneers.
* For more infromation, please refer to the first section of my research article The Belchior Dias 1581 Vihuela (notes to the drawing and other observations)
The instrument featured on this page was made for Jean-Marie Poirier.