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  • Schilbach Superior Blanc Violin

    Master stroke: Schilbach varnishing brush

    The tapered and split synthetic fibres of this brush are designed to absorb a large volume of oil or spirit varnish, to enable its controlled and uniform application.

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    All kitted out: violin accessory set

    Manufactured in India to Italian designs, these accessory sets comprise four heart-shaped pegs, a decorative end-button, a Guarneri-style chinrest with Hill-style clamps and a Hill-style tailpiece. They are available in ebony and rosewood with a black trim to the tailpiece and black pin collars and pegs, and in boxwood trimmed ...

  • Schilbach Kevlar tailgut

    Firmly fastened: the Schilbach Kevlar tailgut

    Using military-grade materials to improve set-up stability

  • Lee Valley

    A cut above: Lee Valley stainless steel pocket plane

    To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Canadian woodworking firm Lee Valley has produced a limited-edition version of its pocket plane in corrosion-resistant stainless steel and with a nickel-plated lever cap.

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    In focus: 1764 violin by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli

    In this article from the February 2009 issue, Gabriele Rossi Rognoni examines an instrument by probably the most prominent Florentine maker, about whom very little information survives. Photographs by Marco Rabatti, Serge Domingie

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    Photographing a Stradivarius

    In this video from 2013, still life photographer Søren Jonesen photographs the 1714 ‘Yoldi-Moldenhauer’ Stradivari. The photoshoot was organised by Danish high-end digital photography company Phase One working with Andy Lim of Darling Publications, which printed a monograph featuring the photos and history of the instrument.

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