A little deck clearing has been achieved; time to start new projects. A replacement scroll to be grafted onto a Gofriller cello, and scrolls for my new builds, a cello based on the Stradivari ‘A’ pattern, and a Maggini violin copy.
A break with friends in the Peak District last weekend took us to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, and a delightful surprise in this wonderful marquetry games table dated 1567. Astonishing images of stringed instruments in full detail, including some interesting viol forms and one that is certainly a very early violin. Definitely worth some research. The music at the bottom is, I was told, Tallis’ Canon, and has been sung direct from this score.