Back in our second issue we ran a photo essay on the art of the string package. Patrick Ford, the photographer, and I spent a long night shooting about 70 packages. When the story finally ran we were only able to use about 20 of them. Here, at last, are some of the outtakes. Thanks to Gryphon Stringed Instruments and Robert Armstrong for letting us photograph their collections. We know several readers have interesting vintage string packets. We’ll be happy to add some of the more interesting examples to this page.