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Is a question about the specific history of metallic instrument strings appropriate here? I see in the Help Tour that "we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about music ... history", but am a little concerned that the particularity of my question might make it inappropriate.

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  • Just to be clear, you mean the history of making strings out of metal, not the provenance of a particular set of strings, right? The latter would probably be too specific!
    – Dan Hulme
    Nov 10 '16 at 9:38
  • @DanHulme, yes, that's it; specific to metallic strings (as opposed to gut, silk, whatever).
    – JEL
    Nov 10 '16 at 9:46
  • Specific questions are generally exactly what we want, as long as they are not extremely localized (as in Dan's example). "The history of metal strings" seems pretty broad to me, so I would actually lean towards making it more specific.
    – user28
    Nov 11 '16 at 1:35
  • @MatthewRead, Thanks for your comment. I've found a history that answered my question. Not very well, but well enough.
    – JEL
    Nov 11 '16 at 7:12

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