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 ...
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
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 ...