The use of simple geometry and the local unit of measurement in the design of Italian stringed keyboard instruments:
an aid to attribution and to organological analysis
This is an online copy of an article written by me and published in The Galpin Society Journal, 52 (1999) 108-171. ISSN 0072.0127.
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