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Unformatted text preview: Structure 6e main structural challenge lay in the exceedingly shallow case, a design feature which was chosen in keeping with the iconographic evidence. 6is resulted in two major complications: (1) the lack of su>cient room below the stringband for the usual arrangement of elements (in descending order): strings— wrestplank—action— keyboard; and (2) a marked loss of overall longitudinal strength in the Z (vertical) dimension. 6e solution to the 2rst problem was essentially self-evident: an inverted wrestplank.39 6ere is also some medieval iconographic evidence suggesting this arrangement, as a number of instruments seem to have some sort of a rectangular extension above the keyboard which rises to a level above the rest of the rest of the case. 6is could either ...
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