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To be Varnished


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Waiting for the varnish The last step in making the viol is varnishing it. Varnish is applied to the instrument to protect it from environmental influences. Once the varnishing is done, pegs are fitted; a tailpiece needs to be made to match the fingerboard. Then the bridge and the strings are fitted. The model shown is a Bertrand copy after the original owned by Wieland Kuijken. The neck is not a copy of the original, but most likely has English origins.

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