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Auckland Museum

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Ask the Experts: how to fix a wobbling bow frog

2019-09-04T13:00:00+01:00

A reader asks what should be done when a bow frog wobbles after a rehair – and what does it say about the rehairer? Two makers give their views

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Gallery: asymmetric instruments

2019-08-23T16:14:00+01:00

These instruments are featured in The Strad’s September 2019 issue focus on experiments with asymmetry in instrument design

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Ask the Experts: how to correct a violin bridge position

2019-08-22T12:00:00+01:00

Three top luthiers answers a reader's query on preserving the correct instrument geometry after changing strings

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Trade Secrets: Asymmetric neck shaping

2019-08-20T14:00:00+01:00

A method that allows for deviation from the standard neck outline, for the comfort of the individual player

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Ask the Experts: protecting your instrument from chips and nicks

2019-08-08T12:00:00+01:00

A panel of luthiers give their thoughts on some unusual marks that have appeared on the surface of a violinist's instrument over the course of his playing career

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My Space: Julia van der Waerden

2019-07-31T15:43:00+01:00

Zurich, Switzerland

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From the Archive: an Alexander Despine cello

2019-09-05T11:00:00+01:00

This illustration of an Alexander Despine cello was published in The Strad, February 1953. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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From the Archive: a violin by Tomaso Carcassi, Florence

2019-08-30T14:00:00+01:00

This illustration of a Tomaso Carcassi violin was published in The Strad, March 1953. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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From the Archive: a Niccolò Amati violin, 1654

2019-08-29T10:00:00+01:00

This illustration of an Amati violin was published in The Strad, April 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

Spanish Stradivarius

Article

Stradivarius: a podcast

2019-08-19T10:27:00+01:00

A podcast that examines the secrets of the Stradivarius sound

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Video

Laurence Lesser talks about his Brothers Amati cello

2019-08-16T15:32:00+01:00

American cellist Laurence Lesser talks about the history and special characteristics of the Antonio & Girolamo Amati cello which has been his ‘musical mate’ since 1972

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In focus: a c.1710 violin by Pieter Rombouts

2019-08-16T13:51:00+01:00

Hubert De Launay examines an Amsterdam violin with an explosively flamed back and tons of rich, red varnish

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