Legendary Louisiana Fiddler Edius Naquin's violin not a notable instrument, a cheaper Strad copy textured with decades of patina, but it had a real presence.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
Re-graduation (also known as re-voicing or improving) is when a violin is opened; the top, back, and sides are slightly thinned; and the bass bar is replaced to make the instrument more responsive.
If you’re longing to personalize your musical style—add a little bling to your strings, as it were—here's where you might find just the right gear to make you cheer.
These days, performances on museum instruments have become fairly common. But this wasn't always the case, and the idea still generates controversy amongst some players and curators.
This buyer's guide to notation software for music composition will help you sort through the array of music notation programs and apps to find the right one for your needs.
Pirastro's new Flexocor Deluxe cello strings are designed to make playing the cello a breeze, with emphasis on ease of use for the player.
With innovations fostered by the internet, auctions have become convenient, open, & more democratic. Here are some tips for buying a stringed instrument in an online auction.
Bow bugs live, breed, and feed in your violin case—and they're more common than you might think. Here's how to identify the problem and what to do if you find them.
Andrew Baker, founder of Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin in New South Wales, Australia, tailor-makes rosin to the specific needs of a string player.
State of the Heart(wood): With Pernambuco Conservation Efforts Underway, Makers Search for Other Bow-wood Options
Pernambuco, the heartwood of Paubrasilia echinata, is renowned as the perfect wood for making bows. What many string players don’t realize is that pernambuco is becoming increasingly rare.