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Stradivari's golden ground varnish

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On 9/17/2020 at 5:45 PM, Richard Pope said:

I use washed linseed oil and then hang the violin out in the sun.  It turns the wood a beautiful golden yellow.  Then I put one very thin coat of Dammar varnish on the top and put it in the sun until everything



is nice and dry.  Then I varnish the instrument.



Is there a colored varnish on that?  

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