Alexander Batov wrote:
ON Sunday, December 02, 2007 8:45 PM Alexander Batov wrote:
Subject: [CITTERN] Re: Preston tuner history

In this case there is absolutely no doubt that the neck is original, not
spliced etc and is originally designed to house the watch-key mechanism (not branded in any way, as is in case with Prestons). There is an inscription in
ink on the capping strip: "Hoffmann, London 1758".

Here it is:

I think this instrument has been discussed before on the cittern list.


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