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A guide to the steps needed for the final coat of varnish to show up to its best effect
A simple procedure that imitates the methods of the old Cremonese makers
As part of her ‘Students Stuck at Home’ series of videos, American luthier Anna Huthmaker reveals three ways in which we can damage our instruments without even knowing about it.
The old Cremonese luthiers’ method of designing violin archings has been lost in the mists of time. Andrew Dipper uses evidence from 18th-century manuals to propose how they might have done it, through a system encompassing string lengths, internal forms… and a lot of mathematics
In this video, Ian McWilliams, an instrument maker working just outside Berlin, asks three cellists (Rolando Fernandez, Martina Biondi, Mon-Puo Lee) to play a cello that he finished making in early 2020 to get a sense of its potential. They play three different pieces of music with three different bows.
A useful tool for bow makers, enabling octagonal sections to be accurately centred in a three-jaw lathe chuck
The 1692 instrument is owned by the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan