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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.

Bazin’s grandchildren: bow making in turbulent times

Christoph Gotting: Excellence by tradition

Contemporary violin makers from China and Taiwan

Contemporary violin makers: the modern artisans

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

Hopf: a dynasty of Vogtland violin makers

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 frères: the short history of a great family of bow makers

Nicolas Lupot, the second great name in French violin making

Patrick Robin – a master of teaching and the craft

Pierre Hel: notes on his life and work

Samuel Zygmuntowicz: understanding Stradivarius in New York

Savoir-faire: The Chanot family of luthiers

Stephan von Baehr and the architecture of the violin

Stradivari's heirs: masters of contemporary violin making in Cremona

The brothers Gemunder - Pioneers in American violin making

The fathers Bazin: the great name of Mirecourt bow making

The Laberte family companies

The Ouchard dynasty of bow makers

New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Leon Bernardel, fine French master violin 1925
  • Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970
  • SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • SALE: Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • SALE: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Old German violin, circa 1910, with a warm, mellow sound
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • TONALLY IMPROVED: Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Nicolò Gagliano, 1762: Fine Neapolitanian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Fine quality viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • 1/2 - Mittenwald violin, Sebastian Hornsteiner, 1970
  • 3/4 - small antique 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin, Eugen Gärtner stock
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Christoph Götting, contemporary elite master violin
  • Giovanni Lazzaro, Padova 1990: Italian violin
  • 3/4 -Antique 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1880
  • Large French violin, "Nicolas Bertholini" by Laberte, Mirecourt
  • IMPROVED: Interesting modern Italian violin, probably Luigi Mozzani, 1941
  • Powerful German violin bow, Richard Geipel
  • Mittenwald lion head violin, 19th century
  • SALE: French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933
  • Master violin No. 89, Paul Beuscher, "special cremone", Paris 1937
  • Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910