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21 June 2011

Making gut strings: a video from Aquila Corde, Vicenza (Italy).





P.S. Mimmo Peruffo's twisting gut strings and myself - in the background - holding their ends. This is how musical strings were
made till recently, perhaps even not 30 years ago though the pure-metal strings were introduced around the time of the 1st WW because all gut went to the military for surgeries.

A picture taken in February 2009 in Aquila Corde factory. It is in this room the first violoncello da spalla strings suitable for concerts and recordings were made.

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