A new lutherie research resource, the Savart
Journal, has been launched online. It gives open access to
peer-reviewed articles about stringed instrument science and
technology, and is named after the French physicist Félix Savart
(1791–1841), a pioneering researcher in the acoustics of stringed
instruments who worked with Vuillaume.
The journal is edited by R.M. Mottola, the technology editor of American Lutherie, the quarterly journal of the Guild of American Luthiers, and includes research scientists and luthiers – among them Joseph Curtin – on its advisory board.
The journal launched with articles including a Comparison of Arching Profiles of Golden Age Cremonese Violins and Some Mathematically Generated Curves and an article on the Detection of Bow Direction and Stopped String Length by Analysis of Asymmetric Helmholtz Velocity Data from a Magnetic Violin Pickup.