From the Archive: January 1911


The weights of a Stradivari violin’s plates are revealed for the first time, although modern readers will likely be left none the wiser

During my recent visit to London, I met a gentleman I have known since he was a boy, but who is now one of the greatest authorities on violin matters in this or any other country. After the usual salutations, he remarked:— “I’m glad to see you still keep up your interest in the violin.”

“Yes?” Interrogatively.

“Oh, I see articles of yours in THE STRAD occasionally.”

“Well, I do a bit at times, but I fear it must seem rather poor stuff to you?”

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