Cutaways

Venetian Cutaway

Cutaways are available. Some body shapes suit either Venetian or Florentine. Their advantage is that they afford the player unrestricted access to the upper reaches of the fretboard and create a very different aesthetic effect, as well as a difference in the overall sound of the instrument. All cutaways are complex to construct and considerable skill is required to achieve a flush junction at the heel of the neck, the edge of the fingerboard and the sides.

Venetian Cutaway

Shown right is a Venetian cutaway on a custom built ‘00’ size instrument.