Cleveland Tiorbino Photographs
These digital photographs of the well-preserved tiorbino (accession number 1918.368) in the Cleveland Museum of Art were taken in July, 2002. The pictures have been graciously provided by luthier Ed Greenhood. They may be freely downloaded and shared. However, we request that any further distribution of the images, whether intact or edited, be without charge, and Ed and this source (LuteSocietyofAmerica.org) must be acknowledged.
In order to provide detailed information the images are quite high resolution, and the file sizes are large as a result. Downloading on a modem connection will take a considerable amount of time, so please be patient. To show the scale of the instrument, in many of the photos a measuring tape (in centimeters) is visible, though it is not always easy to read. Three of the pictures have dimensional information added as an overlay; however, this added data produces files that are much larger (and thus much slower to download) than the others. Note that these dimensions are only approximate, since they were taken from the photographs and not from the instrument directly. Ed says, "These dimensions were not taken as a means to develop a scale drawing or an exact reproduction, but rather for the design of a new instrument taking the museum tiorbino as a reference point."
- Plan view of the whole instrument, front.
- Plan view, front, with dimensions manually added to the picture by Ed (2.24 MB).
- Plan view of the whole instrument, rear.
- Plan view, rear of the body.
- Plan view, front, of the top of the soundboard, rose and base of the neck.
- Plan view, front, of the lower part of the soundboard, rose and bridge. Note the double chanterelle, a relatively rare configuration.
- Lower part of the soundboard, with dimensions manually added to the picture by Ed (1.44 MB).
- Detail of the rose.
- End of the bridge, detail.
- Plan view, rear, of the neck.
- Plan view, front, of the lower pegbox and nut.
- Detail, front, of the lower nut and part of the pegbox.
- Plan view, front, of the upper pegbox and nut.
- Detail of the upper pegbox and nut.
- Plan view, rear, of the pegboxes.
- Detail, rear, of the first nut area and part of the pegbox.
- Elevation, viewed from the base, face up.
- Elevation, side view of the body, face down. Note the protective and decorative metal "capping strip" along the edge of the body which allows the instrument to be played supported against a table without damage.
- Elevation, side view of the body, with dimensions manually added to the picture by Ed (2.76 MB).
- Elevation of the neck, face down.
- Elevation, detail view of the the neck-body join.
- Elevation, side view of the pegboxes, face down.
- Elevation, detail view of the the upper pegbox and nut, face up.
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Last updated 16 March AD 2015 — DFH