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Violin Making

'The Strad' Library, No. IX.

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,894 / 94 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 3,028
Added to site: 2009.03.06
mnybks.net#: 23620
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Instructional, Music
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onvinces me of the unworthiness of the wood for a violin of high class (or of any violin destined to live), let me put it to a still more searching one, in fact, to two, neither of which, I venture to assert, will it bear.

I clamp it to the bench and proceed to cut with a gouge several pieces from the surface of an area of about three inches, close to the thick edge. These I lay aside as No. 1. Deeper, but still from the same area, more, as No. 2. Deeper, but not now as deep as before, for an obvious reason, according to my theory, which is my last heap and No. 3. Now, gentlemen, will you pass round this handful. No. 1, what is there about it? Really, an acid smell! and No. 2, the same, but less pungent; No. 3, less still! Well, there you have absolute proof of roguery, which, if it were lacking in strength, would be borne out by the diminution of the lying brown colour towards the centre of the wood, that colour, not of age, but of fraud, which, named acid, affects the surface more than the i

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