The Strad Shop is brought to you by The Strad, the essential magazine for the string music world since 1890. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad keeps readers informed about the latest news, ground breaking research, and techniques in all aspects of playing and making stringed instruments through its print and digital platforms.

The Strad Shop is the number one source for difficult-to-obtain books, CDs, DVDs from a range of ‘Merchants’. It also boasts an exclusive range of instrument making posters, calendars and information products published by and directly for sale from The Strad.

New product lines recently added include a new Masterclass series, The Best of Technique and a range of Lutherie resources.

We regularly add new items and check prices to ensure we offer a competitive service.

The areas we cover include:


Luthiers past and present, collections of historic instruments and bows, and The Best of Trade Secrets – five compilations of The Strad’s monthly lutherie section where makers reveal their techniques.


Exercises and essays on improving technique on the violin, viola and cello. Includes two collections of articles from our popular Masterclass series in which some of the world’s top soloists give tips on playing great works from the repertoire.


Biographies and memoirs of great violinists, cellists and violists, as well as books on instrument care and selected musical works.


To sell your products on The Strad Shop please contact Once accepted as a Merchant, listing your item/s and managing your account is quick and easy.