Exposing a violin to just the right amount of humidity and heat can be the crucial difference between a healthy instrument and a harrowed one; just look at Paganini's violin.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
Here are 16 holiday gift ideas for the electric violin, electric cello, electric viola or electric upright bass player in your life.
Carving fancy rib inlays on a violin isn’t a sound requirement. It is extra work. It has little bearing on the functionality of the violin. But it is artistically satisfying.
State of the Heart(wood): With Pernambuco Conservation Efforts Underway, Makers Search for Other Bow-Wood Options
Pernambuco is renowned as the perfect wood for making bows. What many string players don’t realize is that pernambuco is becoming increasingly rare.
These days, string players face a multitude of choices when it comes to picking violin strings. Here's how to eliminate the guesswork and find the perfect strings for your instrument.
It is the advanced player whose career reflects this kind of versatility that CodaBow was considering when it launched its new Escent bow.
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.
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.