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Violin label close up through f hole

An Insider’s Guide to Violin Labels

It often comes as a surprise to learn how unreliable that paper label pasted inside your instrument can be in identifying an instrument's maker, age, and place of origin.

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violin strings and bridge

A Guide to Choosing the Right Violin Strings

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.

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Johannes Moser standing with cello

Johannes Moser on His 1694 Andrea Guarneri Cello

Cellist Johannes Moser discusses the voice of his 1694 Andrea Guarneri cello, which “has a dark varnish, several procession holes in the back, and was cut smaller and then enlarged.” 
a row of violins hanging on display at Winter NAMM 2019

How Do You Take Care of a Violin?

Do you know how to take care of a violin? Here are 7 ways to treat your instrument with respect, love, care and protect it from harm.

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