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

£124.85 £109.95 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

BUNDLE – In Focus and In Focus 2

£75.00 £60.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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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Violin Varnish

£45.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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

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In Focus

£40.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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.

In Focus 2

£35.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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.

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The Best of Technique

£35.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

In The Best of Technique you’ll discover the top playing tips of the world’s leading string players and teachers. It’s packed full of exercises for students, plus examples from the standard repertoire to show you how to integrate the technique into your playing.

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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 2

£29.95 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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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The Best of Trade Secrets

£29.95 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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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The Strad Directory 2020

£19.95 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Newly published for 2020, the latest edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever remaining an essential and ever-popular resource for the string world. It provides you with everything you need to fulfil your stringed instrument needs.

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Great Instruments

£19.95 Sold by: The Strad Shop

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