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Mat Roop
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: through neck Reply with quote

Lots of info on line when the use of the thru neck diminished.
My question is when and where was it first used commercially? how old can a thru neck be?
Did Strad Guarneri use any thru necks?
Thanks... Mat
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Michael Darnton
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The through neck is not a characteristic of Cremonese method, but the Brescians, da Salo for instance, used it, and it was the method for attaching a neck previous to that, far, far back. It was commonly used by many other schools, right up to the early 1900s. So basically a through neck is not indication of age, at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael... That led me to these interesting articles..
https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/brescia-part-1/
https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/brescia-part-2/
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