The Stroh violin, or Strohviol, as it is also known, was invented and patented in 1899 & revolutionized the classical violin & the nascent music-recording industry.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
Beloved as much for the way it sounds as the way it looks, the Hardanger is a stunning piece of folk art, reflective of a rural homeland in Norway.
We asked Ryan McLaughlin, of all the instruments that have passed through his hands, which one does he most wish he could have kept? What made it special?
Here’s a primer describing some of the relevant bonafides you might run into the next time you’re exploring the works of modern violin makers.
Born of Redwood, Pinesap, and Cow Tendons: Andrew Carruthers’ Redwood Violin Project takes the ‘Go Local’ Mindset to Extremes
“Inspired by the ‘Go Local’ movement, which I really believe in, the initial idea was to build a violin out of materials from within in a 25-mile radius of my home."
One Violinist, One Violin… and Six Armed Guards: Francesca Dego on What It’s Like to Play Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’
When Niccolò Paganini needed a powerful new violin, he found (or was given) an instrument by Guarneri del Gesù. He called it “Il Cannone” (the Cannon) and used it for the rest of his life.
Thomastik-Infeld is celebrating the Dominant’s golden anniversary by launching a new, related string set: the Dominant Pro.
D’Addario triggered a few shockwaves earlier this year when he announced that his New York–based business had acquired the Super-Sensitive Musical String Company.
“A one-piece cello back of beautiful, quartered maple is, well, dead sexy,” says Marilyn Wallin, a noted violin maker based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Cellist Joshua Gindele began his cello studies at the age of three. He is now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Miró Quartet, of which he is a founding member.