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I can't close this seam separation, so I'm thinking (looked up old MN posts)of laying strips of cloth along each side of the opening to hydrate the wood and subsequently close the opening. This was something Michael D. mentioned at some great length in a post. Jeff H. (and others) mentioned on an old post about using pillars to pull it together in conjuction with the hydration. Question I have is: How do I hydrate the area well enough to close it, without messing with the ability for the pillars to stay on (because of the hydration and subsequent failure of the pillar to back jt)?
The Saveuse has been described as one of the smallest cellos made by Stradivari. Being a B-form cello, I am wondering whether the Saveuse might have been based on the so-called B Picola mould, which was supposedly not as successful as the "general" B-form. Just out of curiosity. And does any one know whether the Saveuse has a maple back? The wood of the two piece back is very plain and looks to my eyes more like willow or poplar, but I could of course be wrong.