christian bayon

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About christian bayon

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  • Birthday 10/14/55

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    Lisbon- portugal
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    Violin-making, surf, sailling, MV Agusta.

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  1. Christian Bayon´s bench

    I´ll miss this one. New generation after my bone marrow transplant!
  2. Gasparo 'da Salò' violas

    I was working on it.
  3. Gasparo 'da Salò' violas

  4. Gasparo 'da Salò' violas

    Gerard Caussé play a Gasparo da Salo viola, no doubt about that, I know both very well!
  5. Tool marks

    Actually I just try with several tools and for thin it in a very precise place, the plane does not work that well (no Lie Nielsen at this time), if you use it cross grain you can split the edge and along the grain you can´t just to thin for only 5cm for a cello. Rasp is easy and efficient for this particular job.
  6. Tool marks

    He was 81 when this cello was made!
  7. Pietro Guarneri di Venezia

    Love this maker!
  8. Tool marks

    Maybe I found an explanation for the marks on the ribs, I was thinning the ribs of a viola at the place of the strongest curves, next to the corner blocks, for curve it more easily and I did with plane and... rasp. The mark looks exactly like the Strad cello pictured here.
  9. Do you build Bergonzi?

    This two have!
  10. Do you build Bergonzi?

    LOB 410,5mm, width 197,5- 137- 241,5, arching, I don´t know, I´ll measure next time I´ll have in my hand. But it´s "normal", the B&W pic show a very flat top but it´s not. There is a lot of similarity with the NMM one:
  11. Do you build Bergonzi?

    Very exited about a new project, copy of the Nicola Bergonzi viola ex-Amadeus Quartet .
  12. American Maple on Mittenwalder?

    I have seen a Gand et Bernadel cello with American maple (actually not the best sounding instrument)
  13. How would you make a violin suitable for surfing with?

    Thanks god, he is not my customer! Even without playing violin, Nazaré`s wave is quite challenging!
  14. Christian Bayon´s bench

    Yes, I made it 6 years ago, I´ll make a new top.
  15. Christian Bayon´s bench

    Shit happens!