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    Brothers Amati scroll

    What is exactly what some call the Amati style?  Andrea Amati was born in 1505, while the body style changes the work of the Amati family scrolls remains highly sophisticated.  There is the intent in keeping the volute tight and these scrolls will differ from the work of Guarneri and Stradivari by having a larger peg box.

    Nicoló and his pupils will continue the ridge all the way to the point where the volute meet the peg box, not so in this Brothers example. 

    There is a lot of wear on the edges of this scroll.  Usually the chamfer is thin and even.  The A string peg needs to be bushed to prevent the typical crack.

    Technically it is first class, the two sides well aligned and elegant.

     

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