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    The ‘Sabionari’ Stradivarius guitar, 1679

    2018-06-13T11:10:00Z

    Of the five or six Stradivari guitars still extant, it is also, thanks to a recent restoration, the only one that is currently playable. Violinmaker Gregg Alf takes a closer look[click + to zoom]

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    Cremona Triennale: the Olympics of violin making

    2018-06-12T12:08:00Z

    Virginia Villa, director of Museo del Violino, previews the 15th edition of Cremona’s Triennale competition, which begins in September. Photos from the 2015 edition

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    From the archive: a c.1720 violin by Carlo Bergonzi

    2018-05-08T12:06:00Z

    John Dilworth examines an early violin by the Cremose maker, which used to belong to Paganini. First published in the April 2006 issue

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    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Stradivarius 'Chigiano' cello, 1680

    2017-12-12T12:04:00Z

    Based in Cremona, the Friends of Stradivari network brings together instruments owned by collectors and stringed-instrument enthusiasts from around the world. The Strad Calendar 2018 celebrates twelve of these treasures, with this cello from the Fondazione Accademia Chigiana collection featuring in

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    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Stradivarius ‘Lam, ex-Scotland University’ violin, 1734

    2017-12-01T14:09:00Z

    Based in Cremona, the Friends of Stradivari network brings together instruments owned by collectors and stringed-instrument enthusiasts from around the world. The Strad Calendar 2018 celebrates twelve of these treasures, with this violin from the Lerner-Lam family collection featuring in November.

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    From the archive: double basses by Montagnana, Rocca, Guadagnini and Panormo

    2017-11-29T16:17:00Z

    These photos were published in the February 1991 issue of The Strad in a focus on the double bass, including a interviews with Barry Guy, and Samuel Barry Kolstein, a profile of the Ouchard bass bow making workshop, and a tribute to Towry Piper whose 1911 articles for The Strad represent the

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    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Violin by Andrea Amati, c.1566

    2017-11-21T11:35:00Z

    Based in Cremona, the Friends of Stradivari network brings together instruments owned by collectors and stringed-instrument enthusiasts from around the world. The Strad Calendar 2018 celebrates twelve of these treasures, with this violin from a private collection in Germany featuring in October.

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    Gallery: Violin Society of America 2017 convention

    2017-11-13T16:18:00Z

    The Violin Society of America’s 45th annual convention took place in Arlington, Virginia, on 9-11 November. Photographs by luthier Christopher Jacoby, editor of the VSA members’ magazine The Scroll   1. John Montgomery showing off the 1699 ‘Castelbarco’ Stradivari cello in the Library of Congress,

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    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Stradivarius viola, 1715

    2017-11-06T14:51:00Z

    Based in Cremona, the Friends of Stradivari network brings together instruments owned by collectors and stringed-instrument enthusiasts from around the world. The Strad Calendar 2018 celebrates twelve of these treasures, with this viola from the Russian State Collection featuring in September. Text

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    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Viola da gamba by Girolamo Amati, 1611

    2017-10-25T11:50:00Z

    Based in Cremona, the Friends of Stradivari network brings together instruments owned by collectors and stringed-instrument enthusiasts from around the world. The Strad Calendar 2018 celebrates twelve of these treasures, with this viola da gamba from the Russian State Collection featuring in July.