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The underside of a stringed instrument is its back. It is connected to the top of the instrument by means of ribs and share the same curvature as the top. The back is one solid piece (or two halves fitted together to a solid whole) unlike the top, which has sound holes carved into it,. In European violin making, backs are usually crafted from sycamore maple and often have an eye-catching grain known as flaming.

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Nils-Christian Engel ist begeisterter Amateur-Cellist

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