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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 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

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: Contemporary violin makers in Cremona

Stradivari: text in preparation

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
  • Old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's (Saxony)
  • Fine, petite Mittenwald viola by Anton Jais c.1790 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian viola from Cremona by Piergiuseppe Esposti
  • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - investment
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Antique Czech master violin. A fine copy of Johann Georg Thir, c.1900
  • Old Bohemian violin
  • French violin bow, c.1900, atelier Charles Nicolas Bazin
  • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner, silver
  • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. for Pierre Hel
  • French violin by H. Emile Blondelet, No. C7, 1924
  • English violin by Jeffery J. Gilbert, 1906
  • Czech master violin by Carolus Joseph Dvorak, Prague 1940
  • SALE Victor Fétique. Fine French violin bow, approximately 1930 – round stick (certificate by J. F. Raffin)
  • Stefano Conia, modern Italian viola, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • 3/4 - 19th century Mittenwald 3/4 violin, approx. 1880
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Cristiano Ferrazzi, Verona: Italian violin op. 120 - Violinist's recommendation!
  • H. Derazey workshop, fine 19th century French violin
  • Mittenwald master violin by Karl Sandner, 1968
  • French violin #316 by René Morizot (certificate by Rene Morizot)
  • Rare violin by Joseph Michael Gschiell, Pest, Hungary 1789
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine French 3/4 violin bow, c.1920
  • Silver mounted violin bow. 1950's, Markneukirchen