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Lei Wei
- Qin Shi Bu #76
雷威 1
琴史補 #76 2

This article concerns several members of the Lei family of Sichuan, still famous for their qins. Xu Jian discusses them and other Tang dynasty qin makers in QSCB, Chapter 5c (pp.77 - 79).

Some articles in Qinshu Cunmu mention Lei Wei's qins. For example, see:

Folio 18, #81.

The entry in Qinshi Bu begins:

Lei Wei was from 西蜀 Western Sichuan. He excelled at making qins, not only from 桐 pawlonia. If he encountered a big wind or snow he would go alone to 峨眉 the Emei Mountains drinking wine. He would put on a raincoat and cap, go deep into the forest, and listen to the sounds. If the sounds coming from a tree was 連延悠颺 protracted and soaring he would cut it to make qins. It would be more beautiful than (qins made from pawlonia.... (translation incomplete)

This rather lengthy entry includes instructions from a old man [ghost?], and gives the names of some other makers.

Further details not yet ready. 3

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Lei Wei 雷威
43196.79 and Bio/2399 both identify him as an expert qin maker, but say Song dynasty!
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2. 18 lines; source given: 蓴湖漫錄 Chunhu Manlu.
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