For much of last week, I took a break from working on the instruments, since I was in San Diego at the American Orthopaedic Association and the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors. The meeting was at a nice location—Hotel del Coronado, and I enjoyed some of the discussion on interesting topics.
Having had time to work on the luoxia guqin yesterday, I finished carving all the inscriptions on it and applied the final coat of finish. After some drying time, I will complete it by doing the final sanding. The pegs are done, and the only task left is to make tuning cords out of silk thread. Then, I can install strings and finally hear how it sounds.
Once that’s done, I still have to carve the jiaoye guqin inscriptions.