Dear list members,
months ago looking on the French list of instruments for sale I
noticed a baroque lute built in 1980 by Martin Bowers and showing a
very peculiar artwork on the back of the pegbox (see
(By the way, as far as I know the lute is still for sale)
I thought it came from the lutemaker, but then a few days ago I noticed
exactly the same artwork on a different lute, a picture I think I saw
on Facebook somewhere.
I'm really curious: is it an original "fretsawn" which has been copied
or does it come from some late restauration work (as it happened to the
Edlinger lutes in South Dakota)?
All the best,
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