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Paul Katz New England Conservatory

Role of the First Violinist

So you think the first violinist is running the show in a string quartet? Guess again by James Reel For more than a century after Joseph Haydn established t... Read More...
American Bass Viol

Pilgrim’s Pride

What stories lurk in the church bass-ment? This forgotten New England lutherie tradition reportedly was born of a jackknife and a couple of wood blocks By Er... Read More...
Peg compound

A Primer on Pegs

By Erin Shrader “Pegs don’t get a lot of respect,” says Eric Meyer, a Portland, Oregon, craftsman whose handmade fittings grace some of the world’s great ins... Read More...