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The Best of Trade Secrets 4

£35.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

The latest collection of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together methods for everything from reinforcing a cello neck

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The Best of Trade Secrets 3

£29.95 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over

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The Best of Trade Secrets

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This collection of Trade Secrets articles from The Strad’s archives is an essential addition to any instrument maker’s library. It

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Violin Varnish

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Notes and articles from the workshop of Koen Padding. Edited by Helen Michetschläger.

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The Best of Trade Secrets 2

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The Best of Trade Secrets 2 is a 120-page collection of lutherie techniques used by 29 of today’s top makers,

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BUNDLE – The Best of Trade Secrets 1, 2, 3 and 4

£124.85 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Bundle contains:

  • x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets
  • x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets 2
  • x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets 3
  • x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets 4
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In Focus

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For a limited time only, The Strad is issuing the first in the In Focus series with a beautiful, new limited edition cover.

This collection of articles from The Strad’s long-running In Focus series brings together more than 80 fascinating stringed instruments, with commentaries by some of today’s top instrument experts.

Makers include Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and G.B. Guadagnini, but also lesser-known masters such as Paul Knorr, Dante Baldoni, Charles Nicolas Altermatt and many others. This makes it an essential resource for anyone seeking to extend their lutherie knowledge into areas and makers whose work is more rare, and a significant addition to the lutherie literature.

In Focus features exceptional high-quality photographs for every featured instrument – front, back and scroll – this book will provide inspiration for today’s makers and anyone who enjoys the beauty and variety of stringed instruments.

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Great Instruments

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Every generation of violin makers has sought to analyse and understand the classic forms, and, for the past 122 years,

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An A-Z of Instrument Care by Jane Dorner (2nd Edition)

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A first-aid manual and good-health guide for your most precious possession. This essential book for players of the violin family

In Focus 2

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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.

In Focus 2 is published in a soft-back cover.

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BUNDLE – In Focus and In Focus 2

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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
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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