All lutherie articles – Page 3

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    A luthier's tribute to Nelson Mandela

    2013-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Inspired by South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize winners, luthier Brian Lisus made a quartet of instruments that could spread a message of reconciliation and help some of the world's poorest children to make music. Peter Somerford traces its evolution

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    What happened at the 2013 China International Violin and Bow Making Competition

    2013-10-07T00:00:00Z

    With an array of experts in attendance, Beijing's international violin and bow making competition was an engrossing affair. Nancy Pellegrini hears a range of views on the industry, and China's growing position within it

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    Could Mittenwald be sitting on a fortune in Nazi treasure?

    2013-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Mittenwald, the violin making hub in southern Germany, could be the last resting place of a cache of gold and diamonds belonging to Adolf Hitler, according to a Dutch film-maker. Leon Giesen, 51, has carried out three excavations in the Bavarian town and is seeking funding for a fourth, using ...

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    Embrace the difference

    2013-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Luthiers often have more experience than players of Baroque instruments and bows. So, says US bow maker David Hawthorne, they should be fearless in producing authentic equipment to enlighten and inform