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Tim Phillips Revolin 2

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Life out of balance

2019-07-31T15:25:00+01:00

While many luthiers are happy making stringed instruments to the standard form, others are keen to explore the possibilities of alternative patterns. Peter Somerford discovers how asymmetric designs can affect tone quality, projection, acoustics and player comfort

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Making Matters: Shaping the head

2019-07-31T14:50:00+01:00

Violin makers have always been aware of physical issues like repetitive strain injury – but it’s just as important to take care of their mental health and wellbeing. John Beames examines some of the most common problems, and suggests some ways to combat them

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Should violin makers embrace cutting edge computer analysis?

2019-07-31T12:00:00+01:00

Violin maker Sam Zygmuntowicz explores how high-tech ways of analysing violins and their sound could help makers and even influence the future forms of instruments

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Trade Secrets: Making a Tourte-style eye

2019-07-17T00:09:00+01:00

How to use gold, tortoiseshell and abalone in copies of works by the ‘father of the modern bow’

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My Space: Lukas Kehnen

2019-07-17T00:08:00+01:00

Location: Bochum, Germany

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Making Matters: Keep the wolf from the door

2019-07-17T00:07:00+01:00

Joseph Curtin describes a quick and simple method for violinists to eliminate a wolf tone on their instrument, along with the science behind it

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From the Archive: a Lorenzo Storioni violin, 1785

2019-08-14T13:00:00+01:00

This illustration of a Lorenzo Storioni violin was published in The Strad, August 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Tononi, 1699

2019-08-09T08:00:00+01:00

This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Tononi was published in The Strad, July 1923. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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From the Archive: a violin by G.B. Rogeri, large pattern, 1697

2019-08-07T00:00:00+01:00

This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri was published in The Strad, February 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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Can you tell a fake instrument from the genuine article?

2019-08-06T11:45:00+01:00

With more and more instrument forgeries finding their way on to the market, how do experts, dealers and buyers stay wise to deception? Femke Colborne finds out

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Comparing 3 Stradivari cellos

2019-08-02T11:58:00+01:00

Pablo Ferrández visits the Nippon Music Foundation to compare the 1696 'Lord Aylesford' cello he has on loan with two others by Stradivari, the 1730 'De Munck, Feuermann' and the 1736 'Ladenburg' (part of the 'Paganini' quartet).

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From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1714

2019-08-01T09:00:00+01:00

This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, April 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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