1681 Vaudry-Inspired French Double
This is Owen Daly's latest instrument inspired by the 1681 Vaudry in the Victoria and Albert museum. It has a compass of GG/BB-d''', with one split sharp in the bass short octave to provide a low E-flat. Pitched at a-392. The instrument was finished and delivered to its new owner in Berkeley, California, in late December, 1999. Case of Oregon black walnut and Port Orford Cedar, with Cedar of Lebanon framing, strung in Malcolm Rose "A" iron wire, and quilled in Celcon.
Front view of the instrument, showing the carved and gilded keyfronts, bone sharps, and a bit of the soundboard decoration.Builder & Owner: Owen Daly