“The only example which combines the grandeur of the pre-1700 instruments with the more masculine build of the master’s earlier years.” (Hill Brothers – Life and Work of Antonio Stradivari)
‘Servais’ Stradivari cello 1701 poster
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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, published in The Strad over the past three years. It includes contributions by Guy Rabut, David Burgess and Francis Kuttner and makes an essential addition to any stringed instrument maker's library.
Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over 30 methods and parts of the making process, from casting an f-hole to antiquing. Tools, repair, set-up and bows are some of the many topics included in this volume, with John Dilworth, Joseph Curtin, Jan Špidlen and Francis Kuttner among the contributors.
With 120 pages full of clear, step-by-step instructions, this is another essential addition to any stringed instrument maker's library.