Thank you, this is very interesting!
   The pictures on the Bruxelles Museum site are very dark and in low-res,
   so it's almost impossible to actually see the pegbox artwork.
   Would you have more detailed pictures handy? In case, I'd really like
   to see the pegbox and the rose.
   All the best,
   ---- On ven, 23 feb 2018 19:47:58 +0100 EDWARDS DAVID
   <> wrote ----

   It's a Hoffmann pegbox from Brussels. I've put it as the possible
   design for my "build your own baroque lute" courses so it's probably
   all over the place by now!

   best wishes


     On 23 February 2018 at 12:02 Luca Manassero <[1]>

   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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