Special bundle

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Six biggest-selling products – limited time

The bundle consists of:

The Strad Directory 2018

The Strad Calendar 2018: The Friends of Stradivari

In Focus

The Best of Trade Secrets 4

'Vieuxtemps' Guarneri 'del Gesù' 1741 poster

'Armingaud, Fernández Blanco' Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin 1732 poster


The bundle consists of:

The Strad Directory 2018 – worth £20

The indispensable resource for the string music world, with over 2,300 listings providing information on string businesses across the globe; the most comprehensive and user-friendly resource in the string world

Weight – 0.292 kg
Size – 26 x 17 cm

The Strad Calendar 2018: The Friends of Stradivari – worth £19.95

The 12 stunning instruments in this year’s Calendar are: c.1566 Andrea Amati ‘Charles IX’ violin, 1597 Brothers Amati viola, 1611 Girolamo Amati viola da gamba, c.1669 Nicolò Amati violin ‘Lam, ex Collin’, 1680 Antonio Stradivari cello ‘Chigiano’, c.1710 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ cello, 1715 Antonio Stradivari viola, 1720 Antonio Stradivari violin ‘Bavarian King Ludwig II’,1734 Antonio Stradivari violin ’Scotland University’, 1734 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin ‘Prince Doria’, 1742 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin and 1770 Lorenzo Storioni violin

Weight – 0.403 kg
Size – 44 x 30 cm

In Focus – worth £40

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, and it’s 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. There are high-quality photographs for every featured instrument – front, back and scroll.

Weight – 0.844 kg
Size – 30.5 x 22 cm

New – The Best of Trade Secrets 4 – worth £35

The latest collection of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together methods for everything from reinforcing a cello neck to making lake pigments for varnish. With contributions from Joseph Curtin, Christian Bayon, Guy Rabut, Raymond Schryer and Jan Špidlen among many others, this 120-page volume is an essential addition to any luthier’s workbench.

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Weight – 0.455 kg
Size 29.5 x 21.5 cm

‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ 1741 poster – worth £19.95

Currently the most expensive violin in the world, the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ was sold in 2012 for a sum in excess of $16 million. As well as full measurements, the back of this poster contains detailed CT scans, thickness maps and actual-size cross-sections of the archings. The violin still remains in a remarkable state of preservation, especially considering it has been in use for most of its life.

‘Armingaud, Fernández Blanco’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin 1732 poster – worth £19.95

An extraordinarily well-preserved violin from Guarneri’s middle period, the ‘Armingaud, Fernández Blanco’ languished for decades untouched until its rediscovery in a Buenos Aires wardrobe. The quality of its varnish and workmanship are exceptional.

Weight – 0.44 kg
Size 84 x 68 cm

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