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    Jacob Stainer: Micro-CT analysis of top-block and pins

    2019-02-19T11:59:00Z

    In the April 2019 issue of The Strad, Rudolf Hopfner explains how the neck root and top-block of a Jacob Stainer violin made after 1650 gives insights into his working methods – and solves a mystery about the maker’s training in the process. This video, made up of hundreds ...

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    A beginner's guide to identifying a Stradivarius

    2018-05-11T11:38:00Z

    Figuring out the maker of an unknown violin takes a trained eye and a detective’s skill, says luthier John Dilworth. Here he gives his personal perspective on the clues and processes of elimination that help experts pinpoint an instrument’s origins. From the July 2010 issue

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    From the Archive: a violin by Francesco de Emiliani, Rome, 172-

    2015-12-07T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Francesco de Emiliani was published in The Strad, November 1969. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The subject of this month’s illustration is a very handsome and finely preserved example of the work of Francesco de Emiliani who worked ...