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Grace Elliot
May 18th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Traditionally what are violin strings made from?
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A) Cat gut,
B) Steel wire or
C) Sheep intestine.
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The answer, of course, is (c) – sheep intestine, so why then, do are the strings of violins, stringed instruments and tennis rackets called ‘cat gut.’ It seems the answer lies with a medieval myth about16<SUP>th</SUP> century saddle maker, Erasmo. (*)
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