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]
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
In the January 2013 issue, John Dilworth examined this fine example of the great Venetian crafstman’s work [click + to zoom in]
This article by B. Herderson was published in the July 1907 edition of The Strad, when Auer was 62 years old.
Marked forever by Paganini and nearly lost in the snow by Piatti, this 1717 cello by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri has had a colourful history. Article by John Dilworth from the July 2009 issue
Dimitri Musafia shares what is likely the first X-ray of a case from the Stradivari workshop
This article by Philip Kass was first published in the December 2010 issue, soon after the instrument had been sold to Anne Akiko Meyers for a then-record $3.6m
Have you ever wondered who makes the world’s stringed instrument bridges, and how? In this gallery, we follow the process from tree trunk to blank bridge
Recent research shows that Giovanni Francesco Pressenda worked as a farmer before turning his hand to instrument making. In this article from the April 2005 issue, Alberto Giordano examines a late c.1845 violin
In this extract from an article published in the August 2017 issue, Jan Vogler discusses how he first encountered the cello that is now his constant companion
In our October 2004 issue, Anthony Lane admires a recently discovered 1780 viola by William Forster, in pristine condition
In this article from the October 2010 issue, Christopher Reuning examines a violin by Carlo Bergonzi’s eldest son which has previously been misattributed as a Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and Lorenzo Guadagnini
In this article from the May 2005 issue, John Dilworth examines a fine 1724 cello by Alessandro Gagliano, founding father of the Neapolitan violin making dynasty
The building project, which began in 2015 with the closure of the Sir Jack Lyons theatre, was funded largely through a £30m fundraising campaign
These photos of damage to a guitar reportedly sustained during an American Airlines flight is strong reminder of why players of valuable instruments refuse to let them out of their sight.