Dendrochronology

Dendrochronological analyses make it possible to date the youngest annual ring of spruce tops of stringed instruments.

This can be used to confirm temporal ordering for stylistic determination or authenticity.  Buyers and sellers of fine stringed instruments can additionally assure themselves of the quality and age of instruments. In some cases it is also possible to determine the origins of the spruce. 

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We can date the wood of your stringed instruments by measuring special digital photos with high resolution. Please contact us to make an appointment for photographing your instrument. 

As an alternative you can make the pictures yourself and send them by email. You can find the requirements of your camera and lense on the site 'Instructions'.