Craft & Design Music

Marc points this bit of maker zen documenting the how a string is wound on a circa-1850 machine. From the vid’s author, Stefan Schafft

Many people say to me, it is impossible to make good strings with such a machine.
But I can tell you, the strings are perfect. Ok, It takes a time but it`s great to work like in the 19th century

They certainly don’t make ’em like they used to. Check out Discovery’s video on the modern guitar string-making process –

6 thoughts on “Bass string winding with antique machinery

  1. Notice how the base machine really hasn’t changed. Its just two hooks that spin synchronusly. The major changes are in input materials and peripherals.

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