Re: Trossingen Questions
- --- In Anglo_Saxon_Lyres@yahoogroups.com, David Friedman <ddfr@...>
Hi David, Michael,
> My German isn't very good, but I think the author of the articlesay
> that the beech dowels protruded beyond the surface of theinstrument
> and conjectures that they were attachments for a sling orsomething
> similar.My translation isn't fantastic either, but I think she's saying the
dowels might by for a strap for hanging the instrument when not in
use. I don't think she says exactly how much the dowels protrude,
but you can get a fair idea from the colour photos in our photos
section showing the instrument on display at the museum.
> I'm assuming that I'll start copying the shape exactly as shown inThe asymmetry of the soundholes was just as bad when the instrument
> the article. I did wonder if the slight assymetry might represent
> warping over time--does that seem plausible?
was first made as it is now. The decorations show no signs of
warping, and the holes and decorations taken together as a whole
don't look asymmetrical at all, and you only notice it when you see
the sound holes without the decorations.
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