The Musette de Cour from the Calvet Museum in Avignon

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The recreation of a complex instrument as seen from a luthier’s point of view. The “Musette de Cour” that I had the honour to recreate is an old, original specimen and is presently kept at the Calvet Museum in Avignon and was probably made by Martin Hotteterre at the end of the 17th century. Eric Montbel invited me to work with him on this ambitious project as he had seen in me a luthier who was prepared to take on the recreation of such a complex instrument.

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