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The Strad 2021 Bundle

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The Best of Trade Secrets 5

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Necks, scrolls, f-holes, arching, edgework, inlay, tools, set-up – this new compilation covers more topics than ever before.

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

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.

BUNDLE – The Best of Trade Secrets 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

£164.85 £140.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Bundle contains:

  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 2
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 3
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 4
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 5
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Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century by Henry Roth

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Renowned critic Henry Roth brings his formidable knowledge and enthusiasm to bear on some of the greatest violinists in history.

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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

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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 4

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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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Antonio Stradivari by Horace Petherick

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This book tells us much about the understanding of experts at the turn of the century. The later Hill book

Varnishes and Very Curious Secrets: Cremona 1747, ed. Vincenzo Gheroldi

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This study is based on a collection of varnish recipes in an 18th-century manuscript in a Milan library. Based on

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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.

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