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More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Masters portraits

Profiles of the lives and works of great names in violin making.

Antonio Stradivari – a story of sound and echoes

Bazin’s grandchildren: bow making in turbulent times

Christoph Gotting: Excellence by tradition

Contemporary violin makers and master violin makers

Couesnon: The third defining element in modern violin making in Mirecourt

Daniele Scolari and the second generation of the new art of violin-making in Cremona

Ernst Heinrich Roth - a rediscovered master

Eugène Nicolas Sartory: the modern classic of bow making

François Nicolas Voirin and the new French violin bow

H. R. Pfretzschner – a biographical sketch

James Tubbs: the classic name in English bow making

Jan Špidlen: Art, innovation – and sport

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume: notes on his life and work

Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy – J.T. L.

John Dodd: a legend of oyster shells and silver spoons

Joseph Alfred Lamy père: a key figure in modern bow making

Joseph Hel: a master in the Vuillaume tradition

Ludwig Bausch: the "German Tourte"

Marcus Klimke: a highly decorated luthier

Matthias Klotz and pre-modern violin making in Mittenwald

MORIZOT père et Morizot frères: the short history of a great family of bow makers

Nicolas Lupot - The second great name in French violin making

On the Chanot family of violin makers, ambassadors of the French school in England

Patrick Robin – a master of teaching and the craft

Pierre Hel: notes on his life and work

Samuel Zygmuntowicz: understanding Stradivarius in New York

Stephan von Baehr and the architecture of the violin

Stradivari's heirs: Contemporary violin makers in Cremona

TEXT IN PREPARATION Amati

TEXT IN PREPARATION Guarneri

The best contemporary violin makers from China and Taiwan

The brothers Gemunder - Pioneers in American violin making

The fathers Bazin: the great name of Mirecourt bow making

The Hopf violin: a dynasty of Vogtland violin makers

The Laberte family companies

The Ouchard dynasty of bow makers

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique violin. Adolf Sprenger, Stuttgart, 1915
  • SALE French cello bow - Joseph Alfred Lamy père (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE Italian violin of the Pollastri-school: Bruno Piastri, 1993
  • French violin No. 15 by Pierre Claudot, Marseille
  • Old Markneukirchen violin by Wilhelm Herwig
  • German 3/4 violin. A fine small instrument
  • SALE Italian violin by Pierluigi Galetti, Cremona 1999
  • Antique French violin. Made in approximately 1880
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE George Chanot jr., fine English violin, London
  • Brilliant toned Markneukirchen violin. 1940's
  • English violin by Jeffery J. Gilbert, 1906
  • Old violin. Made in Markneukirchen, 1940's
  • Antique Saxon violin after J. Stainer,  c.1920
  • Eugène Cuniot-Hury, French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine French cello by Collin-Mézin, 1923 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine violin bow by Carl Albert Nürnberger, c.1920 (certificate Klaus Grünke)
  • Master violin after Gaetano Chiocchi
  • Modern Italian violin by Loris Lanini, 1927
  • Charles Louis Bazin - French violin bow
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow. Knopf workshop, c.1880
  • German Markneukirchen violin after Stradivari
  • SALE Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare) - investment
  • SALE Luigi Vistoli, Italian violin made in 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Nicolas Augustin Chappuy - historic French violin approx. 1770