dieffopruchar 1608I ordered a big theorbo/chitarrone from a young talented Finnish lute maker, Timo Kontio, in autumn 2001. The model will be 93% reduction of the Magno Dieffopruchar 1608 (Royal College of Music No.26). (Alternative spellings: Tieffenprucher, dieffopruchar, ...)
Pictures of the original instrument can be seen in the article by Robert Spencer (Early Music 1976), see page 410.
Below: drawings, me and the mould, Timo Kontio with his wife (autumn 2001): (Click the images!)
In January 2003 the body is ready (at last... :-). The woods are Ebenholz (ebony) and cypress.
Below: The "Turtle" is Timo's son, length 110 cm. (Click the images!)
Timo's e-mail is
his address is
Timo Kontio / Kesäniementie 1 as. 1 / FIN-06150 Porvoo / Finland