I stumbled upon this thread and thought that some of you might find it interesting.. !! I surely did.
No doubt but that some members here will have additional information to offer... I'd expect as much..I've always been curious about the origin of the sound post..Apparently, it is not a 'cut and dried' thing.
Edited by - TuneWeaver on 08/23/2019 14:05:48
It's interesting to see another group hashing this out. It's a good question which I have never really thought about. Also, I became entranced and distracted by the Welsh crwth.
Edited by - Earworm on 08/23/2019 16:23:08
One thing I do know is that the reebac does not use a sound-post.
cut and dried , it get it!
To me the idea of putting a post between top and bottom plates could not have been a strategic thing..It had to be an after thought.. I'm guessing that string tension caused a top plate somewhere to sag and out of desperation a person stuck a post between plates to prevent damage and Whala!!.. the instrument was saved and the sound was so much better that it became customary to do that from then one.. or so it would seem!!
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