to the Hardanger Fiddle require an understanding of the instrument.
must be done in such a way as to maintain the integrity and character
of the instrument.
- Pegs can be problematic. As the Hardanger Fiddle peg itself
is often a work of art it must be preserved and used if at all
possible. Replacement with standard violin pegs is not a desirable
- Necks, too, can be problematic. Often the neck has been lengthened
to a standard violin measurement. Necks warp because of the added
strings and increased tensions. Or, the neck angle has dropped
because of the added tensions. Solutions to these problems have
to be determined on a case by case basis.
- A properly carved Hardanger Fiddle bridge is a necessity. A
warped bridge, poor curvature or deep string grooves are all signs
of needed bridge work. A made over violin bridge does not work
properly on the Hardingfele and is not an acceptable alternative.
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