Much has been said of the wonderful accuracy of Stradivari's purfling and that as a purfler he stands unrivalled.
The purfling is composed of three strips of lime-tree, two of which are stained black.
The purfling is unusually narrow, and roughly worked; the scroll is stiff, and the absence of finish is observable.
The purfling is of whalebone, like that of most of the Dutch makers.
The purfling is embedded after the manner of Amati in his "grand" instruments, but to a greater extent.
They are sometimes seen ornamented round the purfling with ebony, diamond and lozenge shape.
Placing the jar of water within easy reach, he dips the purfling into it once and then wipes it with his handy cloth.
The instruments covered with the brown varnish are often without any device on their backs, and seldom have two rows of purfling.
The purfling of these early instruments is very narrow, and many of the backs are cut slab-form.
Then I press the purfling as deep as it will sink all over, finally wiping all superfluous glue away with sponge and hot water.