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Strad baroque guitar belly scoop? Lundberg
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Hello,Robert Lundberg mentions a "scoop" planed into the ribs of a lute, thereby creating a depression in the belly, in order to create more room for the player's fingers.  He mentions that the scoop…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Hartig Mar 5, 2021.

 

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Andrew Hartig replied to Tommy Coleman's discussion Strad baroque guitar belly scoop? Lundberg
"I was really hoping someone else would reply to this, as I'd like to see what others have to say! I have not built a baroque guitar yet, but I have incorporated the slight belly scoop into my renaissance guitars and the one vihuela I've…"
Mar 5, 2021
Tommy Coleman replied to Tommy Coleman's discussion Strad baroque guitar belly scoop? Lundberg
"Thanks for the reply James.  I may not have done a good job explaining my question.  I'm not referring to a scalloped back, but rather a very slight removal of wood from the belly gluing surface of the ribs so that when the belly is…"
Mar 4, 2021
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Strad baroque guitar belly scoop? Lundberg

Hello,Robert Lundberg mentions a "scoop" planed into the ribs of a lute, thereby creating a depression in the belly, in order to create more room for the player's fingers.  He mentions that the scoop can also be found in some guitars.  Is this a feature that is present in the extant Stradivari guitars?  Do any modern makers incorporate this into their baroque guitars?See More
Mar 3, 2021
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