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how to put a sound post into a violin?

The sound post seems to be missing from my violin ? how can i put a new one in place. is there a special tool for this job? I am a very skilled woodworker so i am not affraid to have a go at it



Ron May
January 2010


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Dear Ron, I own and play a violin and a viola. I have taken them to a skilled instrument maker/repairer and have seen the rather curious instrument which they use to insert and move the sound post. My main point it this. The exact position of the bridge and sound post make a huge difference to the sound of the instrument, and I feel you would be best to get a specialist to do this if you want to get the best sound for your instrument

Chris Greenhill
March 2010

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