By the year 1800, recent major physical changes to the violin and bow became predominant: the positioning of the neck at an angle, the increase in the height of the bridge, the consequent increase in string tension, the insertion of larger bass bars, and thicker sound posts
combined to allow for the use of a bow designed for greater force and sound projection.
The sound posts are intended to give visitors to the revamped quayside a fascinating audio snapshot of what life used to be like in the port.
He said: "The solar sound posts are a development on the original concept because we have worked more closely with the local people.
Repair may be accomplished rapidly--a small adjustment of bridge or sound post
in time for a concert, a brief application of glue and a clamp.