Today was a major milestone in the guqin construction project. Between work and being away to the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons in Washington, DC, I hadn’t had much time to work on the pair of guqin. I spent much of this week catching up, and I got home earlier than expected this afternoon.
After chiseling out the square holes for the feet, I made the sound posts, which are known as the posts of heaven and earth—round and square in cross-section, respectively. Then, on one of the instruments, I installed a pick-up system. Hopefully, this will work out nicely. If not, then there’s a pick-up embedded inside for no good reason. Having tidied up both panels, I reached the milestone of gluing together the top and bottom pieces.