Why was the Arpeggione extincted

As you already know, one of the first arpeggione was made by the Viennese guitar maker Johann Stauffer for the experimental guitarist, Vincent Schuster.   This is a well-known story. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpeggione ) After that some more similar instruments were made.  They differed somewhat in shape and size. For a while the new instrument was popular. But […]