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soundpost

(ˈsaʊndˌpəʊst)
n
(Instruments) music a small post, usually of pine, on guitars, violins, etc, that joins the front surface to the back, helps to support the bridge, and allows the whole body of the instrument to vibrate
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On one of his early visits the narrator finds Krespel in an "especially good mood" because he had found the soundpost (Stimmstock) in an old Cremona violin he was dismantling "was so fixed that it was about half a line more oblique [schrager] than was customary" (176; 39).
He'd write about some musician he felt played everything too fast just to show off his technical skill, or some new method he'd found for setting a violin soundpost.
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Any kind of damage is a problem, particularly cracks, with the condition of the soundposts inside the violin being especially critical - these are often called the violin's "soul".
Entitled 'Soundposts', it was commissioned by the Post Office in Scotland to commemorate 300 years of that institution's activity and presence in Scotland.