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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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    From the Archive: the 1729 ‘Récamier’ Stradivarius from the January 1991 issue of The Strad

    2017-11-20T12:23:00Z

    Mischa Elman’s violin was featured alongside an article marking his centenary, extracted from the book Mischa Elman and the Romantic Style by Allan Kozinn

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    Which shoulder rest to buy, from $25 to $1,100

    2017-11-17T15:02:00Z

    In recent years manufacturers have come up with new shoulder rest designs and materials, and new dependable models have appeared both at the low end of the market and at the very highest. Femke Colborne talks to the makers with an eye on improvement, and to those who feel they are already catering

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    Making a carbon fibre bow in 10 steps – photo story

    2017-11-15T16:44:00Z

    Founded in 1999, Arcus has developed a reputation for making lightweight, durable bows from non-traditional materials. Company director Bernd Müsing explains how a composite bow is made, from initial design to first hair fitting

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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.

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    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Violin by Lorenzo Storioni, 1770

    2017-10-12T12:05:00Z

    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 featuring in May. Text by John Dilworth

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    From the archive: the violins of Georges Chanot

    2017-10-09T15:47:00Z

    These photos were published in the July 1989 issue of The Strad, along with an article by Kenway Lee, from which the text below is extracted