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Shellac for the Soundboard, Varnish for the Case
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  Was my master craftsman and piano builder wrong?  He started
building pianos in 1893.

When I was an apprentice at the Tusting Piano Co., I was told that
all circa-1920 pianos were finished with varnish, not shellac.  I was
taught "shellac for the soundboard, varnish for the case".


John A. Tuttle

(Message sent Sat 20 May 2000, 13:32:28 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Case, Shellac, Soundboard, Varnish

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