A closer look: Examining the ‘Salabue, Martzy’ violin

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The Strad’s lutherie consultant Philip Ihle put together this month’s poster of the ‘Salabue, Martzy’. Here he points out several extra details to help luthiers make an exact copy of the instrument

When I studied the ‘Salabue, Martzy’ in New York last year, it was with the aim of learning as much as possible about this beautiful, inspiring violin in order to help me make a close copy. The Strad’s latest poster, with all its carefully taken outlines, arching curves and measurements on the back, provides the information we need to build that model…

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