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For the next ten days, The Strad Shop is offering a 30% discount on all products produced by The Strad in advance of Black
Friday. We want to give something back to thank our loyal customers for their continuing business with The Strad.
Terms and conditions
– Offer excludes P&P, Bundles and subscriptions, and is valid from 20/11/20 and expires on 01/12/20
– All discounts only apply to products produced by The Strad (not those produced by our vendors or partners)
– Be sure to use the correct code at the chackout page, as errors cannot be corrected post-purchase

Antonio Stradivari ‘Willemotte’ violin 1734 – NEW

A masterpiece of Antonio Stradivari‘s late period, the ‘Willemotte‘ has a muscular ruggedness and strong character: massive, with generous edges, full arching and broad f-holes. It is now the principal performing instrument of violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

‘The sound of the “Willemotte” leaves one grasping for the right adjectives: complex, deep, pungent, something you almost taste as much as hear’ – Sam Zygmuntowicz in the December 2020 edition of The Strad.

Includes measurements, thickness maps and life-size CT scans.

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This year’s calendar celebrates the work of Dextra Musica, the Norwegian foundation that has built up a fine collection of historical and contemporary instruments over the past 15 years.

Some of the treasures include Stradivari’s golden-period ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ violin, the 1744 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ used by Henning Kraggerud and the 1783 Guadagnini cello once owned by Rostropovich, which was sold for £1.93 million in 2018 – a record for the maker.

The calendar will be shipped at the beginning of September.

Antonio Stradivari 1694 ‘Benecke’ violin – NEW

A masterpiece from Stradivari’s ‘Long Pattern’ era, the 1694 ‘Benecke’ remains in an almost pristine state of preservation. It was named for its owner Paul Benecke, a friend of Mendelssohn, and was greatly admired by the Hills, who called it ‘probably the finest of the Long Pattern that we know of’. As well as containing full measurements, this poster includes micro-CT scans, thickness and arching maps, and all the information luthiers need to make their own copy.

‘In contrast with the earlier production of Stradivari, the refined aesthetic of the ‘Benecke’… communicates a sense of fluidity and softness… which was a primary source of inspiration for other Italian makers working at the beginning of the 20th century, particularly in Milan’ – Andrea Zanrè in the July 2020 edition.

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In Focus 2 – NEW

The Strad ’s second compilation of fascinating articles, written within the last 5 years, brings together fine instruments by some of the world’s greatest instrument experts. In this new anthology, every instrument has been given three pages to include more close-up photographs, archings, angles and tiny details.

Makers such as Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ rub shoulders with lesser-known names such as Alfredo del Lungo, David Stirrat and Willem van der Sijde, with each article including biographical details as well as points of interest regarding the instrument’s form and construction. This book is a must for every luthier’s library.

Enter BLACKFRIDAY at checkout and SAVE 30%

30% discount on all products produced by The Strad

Terms and conditions
– Offer excludes P&P, Bundles and subscriptions, and is valid from 20/11/20 and expires on 01/12/20
– All discounts only apply to products produced by The Strad (not those produced by our vendors or partners)
– Be sure to use the correct code at the chackout page, as errors cannot be corrected post-purchase

FROM OUR VENDORS

A selection of products from our third party vendors which you can purchase via The Strad Shop

If you would like to become a third party vendor on The Strad Shop, please email Kirsten Lloyd