What is the difference between a product sold by The Strad and one sold by a third-party merchant/retailer?

Other goods and services available on this site may be provided by a third-party retailer through a third-party website (which is linked to or framed on our site), or alternatively by us acting as agent introducing a third-party retailer. In either of these cases, the legal contract will be made between you and that third party retailer (a ”vendor”). The supplier’s terms and conditions shall apply to the sale and supply of the goods or services. They will be made available to you by the supplier during the ordering process before you confirm your order.

Who manages subscriptions for The Strad?

The Strad’s subscriptions and associated customer services are managed for us by Abacus e-Media. To make an enquiry, please email customerservices@thestrad.com or call +44 208 955 7005

Is there a digital version of The Strad?

The Strad is available to download and purchase as a single issue or digital subscription. Our preferred partner platform is Pocketmags which works across both Apple and Android. Simply create an account, make a purchase and download your new magazine/s.

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Is The Strad available in the shops?

The Strad is available for sale in a number of specialist music shops. A list of select retailers in the UK can be found here

How to apply to be a Merchant on the site

You can apply to become a Merchant on the site by clicking here. Vendor terms and conditions are available here – please read before applying.

What information is provided by posters sold by The Strad?

The Strad’s instrument posters are an invaluable resource for luthiers, each containing full measurements, drawings and thickness maps, and full-colour photographs by some of the violin world’s top photographers. More recent posters also include CT (and micro-CT) scans.

Who is Newsquest Specialist Media?

Newsquest Specialist Media is part of Newsquest Media Group – the UK’s second largest publisher of regional and local newspapers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the largest newspaper publisher in the US, Gannett Company, Inc.