Merchants index (A-Z)

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Lutherie

The Bowmakers of the Peccatte Family, by Paul Childs

£199.00
This rare book details the lives, histories, styles and influences of the Peccatte family with special chapters on Dominque, Francois

Violin & Viola by Yehudi Menuhin and William Primrose

£19.95
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of

Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work, by Paul Childs

£105.00
“The great and intriguing bow maker, Jean Pierre Marie Persoit, has for many years been an inspiration to other bowmakers

The English Double Bass

£465.00
A unique leather-bound, limited-edition book exploring the fine double basses made in England - £465 plus P&P The ultimate collector’s investment for anyone with an interest in fine double basses, The English Double Bass is the authoritative work on double basses made in England. Featuring 766 stunning colour photographs of 100 double basses by 40 of England’s great double bass makers, this 524-page book is a collector’s item. The authors have gathered a rare collection of double basses never seen before and presented them in a beautiful leather-bound case. ISBN: 978-1-916-4053-0-1   Read the review in The Strad, May 2019

W.E. Hill & Sons Violin Makers 1880-1936, by John Basford and Tim Toft

£95.00£275.00
W.E. Hill and Sons was Britain’s most important violin dealership in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and, during this period, became renowned throughout the world for its expertise in instrument identification and repair. This new book gives a clear photographic and documentary record of instrument making at W.E Hill and Sons, from its inception in the early 1880s to 1936, when the first phase of production ended and the last instrument from that first phase of production was recorded in the original sales ledger.   Read the review, The Strad, May 2020

Italian and French Violin Makers, Volume I-IV

£1,275.00£2,245.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
This unique volume brings together a collection of instruments crafted by the legendary lutherie masters of the last four centuries

FÜSSEN LUTE AND VIOLIN MAKING by Josef Focht, Klaus Martius, Thomas Riedmiller

A captivating book with excellent reviews set in the Early Modern Era, when lute making in Füssen played a decisive role in influencing the production of stringed instruments in larger parts of Europe. This was possible because town of Füssen settled on one of the most important trading routes across the Alps. The town had access to valuable and unusual wood types on the northern edge of the Alps for which instrument makers gravitated to capture the heart of their sounds.   Read the review, The Strad, July 2019

The Golden Age of Violin Making in Spain

£485.00
Edited by leading expert Jorge Pozas, this magnificent (and rare) title features a collection of 50 of the greatest Spanish

Questionario Renzo Bacchetta del 1936

£125.00
Sold by: Luca Bastiani
59 Italian Luthiers Tell Their Story Through the Answers to the 1936 Renzo Bacchetta Survey, where they started to learn their craft and how they learned it. Including: Historical introduction Complete transcriptions of the surveys Complete translations of the surveys in English 43 labels conserved in the Fondo Renzo Bacchetta 59 pages of photographic details of the original documents showing the handwriting and signature of the maker Hard cover 238 pages Published in 2021, presented online with the patronage of the state library of Cremona. Price excluding VAT where present and import taxes. Read the review in The Strad, January 2020

The Fulton Collection: A Guided Tour by David Fulton

£120.00
1st edition volume featuring large-format linen-bound hardcover, high quality photos and never-before-seen archival material including excerpts from “The Hill Diaries” and “Alfred Hill Notes.”

Contemporary Violin Makers

£325.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
This publication is designed to share rare insight into the world of contemporary violin-making. Two magnificent volumes offering a full

Violin and Bow Makers, Volume 1

£40.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
This publication, measures 320 mm by 240 mm (complete with a hardcover and gold embossed print), and features forty full-colour

Monograph of the Antonio Stradivari Cello c.1690 ‘Barjansky’

£790.00£1,490.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne

Probably the most extensive and detailed study of a stringed instrument that has ever been published

  Read the review, The Strad July 2021

My Viola and I by Lionel Tertis

£19.95
My Viola and I explores the history of the viola and music making during the late nineteenth century and early

Cello by William Pleeth

£19.95
Foreword by Jacqueline du Pré

JOANNES BAPTISTA GUADAGNINI FECIT PARMAE SERVIENS C.S.R.

£315.00
Masterpieces from the 2011 Parma Galleria Nazionale Exhibition

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

Antonius Stradivarius Volumes I-VIII (Edited by Jost Thöne)

£3,950.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
“Taken together, these eight volumes are a massive achievement, a substantial reset of the standards and quality of documentation, and

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume

£230.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
This splendid volume of different instruments built by the celebrated French master violin-maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, includes models by Stradivari,

An Introduction to the Old Italian Violins (simplified mandarin)

£170.00
The book offers an overview of 300 years of violin history. Exploring the historical circumstances in Northern Italy, namely the city of Cremona, where the violin originated, it takes the reader from Andrea Amati's workshop to those of the most famous Cremonese violin makers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Carlo Bergonzi. From there violin making spread across other Italian and European cities. Illustrated with more than 600 pictures of instruments, the book is a unique guide to the complex world of violin family instruments; it provides valuable advice on how to choose the best violin, and how to take care of it.

Tourte Le Jeune (The Tourte Exhibition of London, November 2008)

£99.00
Celebrating the life and work of François Xavier Tourte from the 1st through the 30th of November, 2008 at London’s

The Essential Handbook for Violinists’ by Rebecca Houghton

£20.00
Sold by: Viva Violins
Violin maker and restorer Rebecca Houghton wrote this book as a gift to players, teachers and parents who need essential

Valentin Berlinsky – A Quartet for Life by Maria Matalaev

£19.95
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades. Foreword by Steven Isserlis   Read the review, The Strad, June 2019

Teaching

The Essential Handbook for Violinists’ by Rebecca Houghton

£20.00
Sold by: Viva Violins
Violin maker and restorer Rebecca Houghton wrote this book as a gift to players, teachers and parents who need essential

Down an Escalator Backwards

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Down an Escalator Backwards follows on from Cows Eating Grass

Cows Eating Grass

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Cows Eating Grass follows on from Faces in the Spaces.

Grade 7 Theory – a Practical Approach

£12.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 7 Theory - a Practical Approach

Grade 5 Theory – the Easy Way!

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 5 Theory - the Easy Way!

Grade 6 Theory – a Practical Approach

£12.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 6 Theory - a Practical Approach

Faces in the Spaces

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Faces in the Spaces follows on from Faces in the Spaces.

Grade 8 Theory – a Practical Approach

£12.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 8 Theory - a Practical Approach

The Violin in 5ths – Developing Intonation and Sound

£29.99
Heifetz, Oistrakh, Stern, Menuhin, Milstein, Szeryng, Ricci, Rabin...Their innate talent and outstanding skills made violin mastery seem natural and easy. As a young man, British violinist, concertmaster and Royal Academy of Music professor Rodney Friend had the privilege to collaborate with many of the virtuosos. During these encounters he observed the simplicity of their practice patterns and a tendency towards effortless posture and natural hand freedom. These observations became the cornerstones of a teaching method that he has developed and perfected over the past decades. Read the review, The Strad, July 2019

Playing

Grade 5 Theory – the Easy Way!

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 5 Theory - the Easy Way!

A Life In Music, by György Pauk

£15.00
Over the course of more than 50 years, György Pauk became an internationally acclaimed concert violinist, appearing worldwide with the greatest orchestras and conductors, and making countless broadcasts and recordings. Read the review, The Strad September 2021

Grade 6 Theory – a Practical Approach

£12.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 6 Theory - a Practical Approach

Faces in the Spaces

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Faces in the Spaces follows on from Faces in the Spaces.

The Essential Handbook for Violinists’ by Rebecca Houghton

£20.00
Sold by: Viva Violins
Violin maker and restorer Rebecca Houghton wrote this book as a gift to players, teachers and parents who need essential

Down an Escalator Backwards

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Down an Escalator Backwards follows on from Cows Eating Grass

Grade 7 Theory – a Practical Approach

£12.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 7 Theory - a Practical Approach

Grade 8 Theory – a Practical Approach

£12.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Grade 8 Theory - a Practical Approach

The Violin in 5ths – Developing Intonation and Sound

£29.99
Heifetz, Oistrakh, Stern, Menuhin, Milstein, Szeryng, Ricci, Rabin...Their innate talent and outstanding skills made violin mastery seem natural and easy. As a young man, British violinist, concertmaster and Royal Academy of Music professor Rodney Friend had the privilege to collaborate with many of the virtuosos. During these encounters he observed the simplicity of their practice patterns and a tendency towards effortless posture and natural hand freedom. These observations became the cornerstones of a teaching method that he has developed and perfected over the past decades. Read the review, The Strad, July 2019

Cows Eating Grass

£7.50
Sold by: BJB Music
Cows Eating Grass follows on from Faces in the Spaces.

Violin

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume

£230.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
This splendid volume of different instruments built by the celebrated French master violin-maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, includes models by Stradivari,

The Violin in 5ths – Developing Intonation and Sound

£29.99
Heifetz, Oistrakh, Stern, Menuhin, Milstein, Szeryng, Ricci, Rabin...Their innate talent and outstanding skills made violin mastery seem natural and easy. As a young man, British violinist, concertmaster and Royal Academy of Music professor Rodney Friend had the privilege to collaborate with many of the virtuosos. During these encounters he observed the simplicity of their practice patterns and a tendency towards effortless posture and natural hand freedom. These observations became the cornerstones of a teaching method that he has developed and perfected over the past decades. Read the review, The Strad, July 2019

FÜSSEN LUTE AND VIOLIN MAKING by Josef Focht, Klaus Martius, Thomas Riedmiller

A captivating book with excellent reviews set in the Early Modern Era, when lute making in Füssen played a decisive role in influencing the production of stringed instruments in larger parts of Europe. This was possible because town of Füssen settled on one of the most important trading routes across the Alps. The town had access to valuable and unusual wood types on the northern edge of the Alps for which instrument makers gravitated to capture the heart of their sounds.   Read the review, The Strad, July 2019

A Life In Music, by György Pauk

£15.00
Over the course of more than 50 years, György Pauk became an internationally acclaimed concert violinist, appearing worldwide with the greatest orchestras and conductors, and making countless broadcasts and recordings. Read the review, The Strad September 2021

The Fulton Collection: A Guided Tour by David Fulton

£120.00
1st edition volume featuring large-format linen-bound hardcover, high quality photos and never-before-seen archival material including excerpts from “The Hill Diaries” and “Alfred Hill Notes.”

‘A Violin By Antonio Stradivari 1724’ limited edition MONOGRAPH

£50.00£90.00
Sold by: Desmond Cecil
In this beautifully presented monograph, Desmond Cecil tells the full story of the Antonio Stradivari violin that came into his possession in

I Segreti di Sgarabotto

£275.00
LIMITED EDITION ‘I Segreti di Sgarabotto’ Edizioni Scrollavezza & Zanrè, edited by Andrea Zanrè Read the review, The Strad, February 2020

Violin & Viola by Yehudi Menuhin and William Primrose

£19.95
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of

Violin and Bow Makers, Volume 1

£40.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
This publication, measures 320 mm by 240 mm (complete with a hardcover and gold embossed print), and features forty full-colour

Viola

My Viola and I by Lionel Tertis

£19.95
My Viola and I explores the history of the viola and music making during the late nineteenth century and early

JOANNES BAPTISTA GUADAGNINI FECIT PARMAE SERVIENS C.S.R.

£315.00
Masterpieces from the 2011 Parma Galleria Nazionale Exhibition

An Introduction to the Old Italian Violins (simplified mandarin)

£170.00
The book offers an overview of 300 years of violin history. Exploring the historical circumstances in Northern Italy, namely the city of Cremona, where the violin originated, it takes the reader from Andrea Amati's workshop to those of the most famous Cremonese violin makers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Carlo Bergonzi. From there violin making spread across other Italian and European cities. Illustrated with more than 600 pictures of instruments, the book is a unique guide to the complex world of violin family instruments; it provides valuable advice on how to choose the best violin, and how to take care of it.

Violin & Viola by Yehudi Menuhin and William Primrose

£19.95
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

Valentin Berlinsky – A Quartet for Life by Maria Matalaev

£19.95
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades. Foreword by Steven Isserlis   Read the review, The Strad, June 2019

Cello

Valentin Berlinsky – A Quartet for Life by Maria Matalaev

£19.95
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades. Foreword by Steven Isserlis   Read the review, The Strad, June 2019

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

Monograph of the Antonio Stradivari Cello c.1690 ‘Barjansky’

£790.00£1,490.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne

Probably the most extensive and detailed study of a stringed instrument that has ever been published

  Read the review, The Strad July 2021

Cello by William Pleeth

£19.95
Foreword by Jacqueline du Pré

JOANNES BAPTISTA GUADAGNINI FECIT PARMAE SERVIENS C.S.R.

£315.00
Masterpieces from the 2011 Parma Galleria Nazionale Exhibition

An Introduction to the Old Italian Violins (simplified mandarin)

£170.00
The book offers an overview of 300 years of violin history. Exploring the historical circumstances in Northern Italy, namely the city of Cremona, where the violin originated, it takes the reader from Andrea Amati's workshop to those of the most famous Cremonese violin makers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Carlo Bergonzi. From there violin making spread across other Italian and European cities. Illustrated with more than 600 pictures of instruments, the book is a unique guide to the complex world of violin family instruments; it provides valuable advice on how to choose the best violin, and how to take care of it.

Double Bass

The English Double Bass

£465.00
A unique leather-bound, limited-edition book exploring the fine double basses made in England - £465 plus P&P The ultimate collector’s investment for anyone with an interest in fine double basses, The English Double Bass is the authoritative work on double basses made in England. Featuring 766 stunning colour photographs of 100 double basses by 40 of England’s great double bass makers, this 524-page book is a collector’s item. The authors have gathered a rare collection of double basses never seen before and presented them in a beautiful leather-bound case. ISBN: 978-1-916-4053-0-1   Read the review in The Strad, May 2019

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

Valentin Berlinsky – A Quartet for Life by Maria Matalaev

£19.95
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades. Foreword by Steven Isserlis   Read the review, The Strad, June 2019

Music History

I Segreti di Sgarabotto

£275.00
LIMITED EDITION ‘I Segreti di Sgarabotto’ Edizioni Scrollavezza & Zanrè, edited by Andrea Zanrè Read the review, The Strad, February 2020

Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work, by Paul Childs

£105.00
“The great and intriguing bow maker, Jean Pierre Marie Persoit, has for many years been an inspiration to other bowmakers

Violin & Viola by Yehudi Menuhin and William Primrose

£19.95
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of

The Bowmakers of the Peccatte Family, by Paul Childs

£199.00
This rare book details the lives, histories, styles and influences of the Peccatte family with special chapters on Dominque, Francois

Questionario Renzo Bacchetta del 1936

£125.00
Sold by: Luca Bastiani
59 Italian Luthiers Tell Their Story Through the Answers to the 1936 Renzo Bacchetta Survey, where they started to learn their craft and how they learned it. Including: Historical introduction Complete transcriptions of the surveys Complete translations of the surveys in English 43 labels conserved in the Fondo Renzo Bacchetta 59 pages of photographic details of the original documents showing the handwriting and signature of the maker Hard cover 238 pages Published in 2021, presented online with the patronage of the state library of Cremona. Price excluding VAT where present and import taxes. Read the review in The Strad, January 2020

Valentin Berlinsky – A Quartet for Life by Maria Matalaev

£19.95
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades. Foreword by Steven Isserlis   Read the review, The Strad, June 2019

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

An Introduction to the Old Italian Violins (simplified mandarin)

£170.00
The book offers an overview of 300 years of violin history. Exploring the historical circumstances in Northern Italy, namely the city of Cremona, where the violin originated, it takes the reader from Andrea Amati's workshop to those of the most famous Cremonese violin makers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Carlo Bergonzi. From there violin making spread across other Italian and European cities. Illustrated with more than 600 pictures of instruments, the book is a unique guide to the complex world of violin family instruments; it provides valuable advice on how to choose the best violin, and how to take care of it.

My Viola and I by Lionel Tertis

£19.95
My Viola and I explores the history of the viola and music making during the late nineteenth century and early

Other

VIOLIN MAKERS. THE RENAISSANCE OF ITALIAN LUTHERIE

£45.00
From Count Cozio di Salabue to Giuseppe Fiorini, from the Bisiachs in Milan to the foundation of the first schools

Listening through the lens by Christopher Nupen (with sampler DVD)

£30.00
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy Read the review, The Strad, January 2020

Antonius Stradivarius Volumes I-VIII (Edited by Jost Thöne)

£3,950.00
Sold by: Jost Thöne
“Taken together, these eight volumes are a massive achievement, a substantial reset of the standards and quality of documentation, and

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Popular items produced by The Strad

Antonio Stradivari ‘King Carlos IV’ violin 1709 poster

£22.95

The ‘King Carlos IV’ is one of the few instruments remaining from the collection of the Spanish king, who ruled from 1788 to 1808. Made during Stradivari’s ‘golden period’, it is one of the rare examples that is so well preserved that its sound is seldom matched by other violins of the era. The maple back has deep, wide flames descending slightly, which shimmer like water in the light. The scroll is incredibly round and bold, displaying an ultimate strength in making.

Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today.

July 2023

£5.95
We examine the 1709 ‘King Carlos IV’ Stradivari violin and chat to US fiddler Mark O’Connor. There’s a look at the early history of Brahms’s Violin Concerto and cellist Thomas Demenga gives a Debussy Masterclass. Plus our annual Accessories supplement. Read the review in The Strad  

June 2023

£5.95
British cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson discusses her influences and we report on the efforts to help young displaced musicians from Ukraine. There’s a Masterclass on Fauré and we mark the 100th anniversary of Ligeti’s birth. Plus Francesca Dego’s Sentimental Work. Read more in The Strad  

Cello Bundle

£45.00
 

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For string players and teachers, The Strad's Masterclass and Technique sections are a treasure trove of knowledge, information and playing advice.

Violin Bundle

£59.99
 

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For string players and teachers, The Strad's Masterclass and Technique sections are a treasure trove of knowledge, information and playing advice. Some of the world's best-known teachers and soloists have given their top tips on how to get the best out of your instrument, and perform some of the greatest works in the repertoire.

BUNDLE – In Focus and In Focus 2

£60.00
The In Focus anthologies brings together many of the world’s most fascinating stringed instruments, with commentaries by today’s top instrument experts. Both books feature exceptional high-quality photographs for every featured instrument – front, back and scroll – and will provide inspiration for today’s makers and anyone who enjoys the beauty and variety of stringed instruments. This bundle includes:
  • In Focus (with new limited edition cover)
  • In Focus 2