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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 Saxon master violin - 19th century, c.1870
  • 19th century Mittenwald violin. Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1860
  • Raffaello Bozzi at Antonio Monzino: Italian violin, 1940's
  • Italian violin, Romedio Muncher, Cremona 1929
  • American violin by W. Wilkanowski, Brooklyn, 1938
  • H. Derazey: Fine French violin from the workshop of Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey
  • Saxonian violin by master luthier Max Heiling
  • Old Markneukirchen violin from Schuster & Co., 1942
  • Antique Markneukirchen violin, probably Schuster & Co.
  • Antique Violin from Saxony, approx. 1870
  • Antique Markneukirchen violin of quality, c.1890
  • Markneukirchen master violin, 1940's
  • German student violin after Stradivari, from Bubenreuth
  • Giorgio Grisales: Modern Italian violin, Cremona (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • Northern German violin by Richard Berger, Stralsund
  • German violin from Mittenwald, 1970'ies
  • Contemporary master violin by Marc de Sterke
  • Interesting German post-war violin, Hopf workshop, Taunusstein-Wehen
  • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Antique Czech master violin. A fine copy of Johann Georg Thir, c.1900
  • Antique French 3/4 violin. Probably J.T. L.
  • François Fent, a fine historic French viola of the late 18th century (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Marcello Martinenghi, 1949: Fine Italian viola (certificate Eric Blot)