W.E. Hill and Sons was Britain’s most important violin dealership in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and, during
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
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.
My Viola and I explores the history of the viola and music making during the late nineteenth century and early
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“I can honestly say that it gives me great pleasure to review this book. It reveals a subject that I
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades.
Foreword by Steven Isserlis
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
This unique volume brings together a collection of instruments crafted by the legendary lutherie masters of the last four centuries
“Taken together, these eight volumes are a massive achievement, a substantial reset of the standards and quality of documentation, and
This publication is designed to share rare insight into the world of contemporary violin-making. Two magnificent volumes offering a full
This splendid volume of different instruments built by the celebrated French master violin-maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, includes models by Stradivari,
This publication, measures 320 mm by 240 mm (complete with a hardcover and gold embossed print), and features forty full-colour
Edited by leading expert Jorge Pozas, this magnificent (and rare) title features a collection of 50 of the greatest Spanish
A unique leather-bound, limited-edition book exploring the fine double basses made in England – £465 plus P&P
Celebrating the life and work of François Xavier Tourte from the 1st through the 30th of November, 2008 at London’s
This rare book details the lives, histories, styles and influences of the Peccatte family with special chapters on Dominque, Francois
“The great and intriguing bow maker, Jean Pierre Marie Persoit, has for many years been an inspiration to other bowmakers
Masterpieces from the 2011 Parma Galleria Nazionale Exhibition
TREASURES OF ITALIAN VIOLIN MAKING – I
TREASURES OF ITALIAN VIOLIN MAKING – II
Notes and articles from the workshop of Koen Padding. Edited by Helen Michetschläger.
The latest collection of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together methods for everything from reinforcing a cello neck
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.
Every generation of violin makers has sought to analyse and understand the classic forms, and, for the past 122 years,
Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over
The Best of Trade Secrets 2 is a 120-page collection of lutherie techniques used by 29 of today’s top makers,
This collection of Trade Secrets articles from The Strad’s archives is an essential addition to any instrument maker’s library. It
This study is based on a collection of varnish recipes in an 18th-century manuscript in a Milan library. Based on