Wehling has been making high-end bows that help players minimize their effort (while maximizing their power) and color their tone for more than 20 years
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
The “multi-style musician" plays in the Silk Road Ensemble, an American/African fusion band, a tabla duo project, an acoustic folk group, and more
His energy as electric as his violins, Mark Wood has been on a mission to disrupt the most venerable of musical traditions since his first day at Juilliard.
As he approaches retirement, Timms is acutely aware that he is indeed “the trustee” of a long tradition of English case making.
Musicians create a signature sound. Composers do, too, obviously, and have over the centuries. Why not violin makers?
Mia Pixley’s Ripple Cello, Made with Luthier Andrew Carruthers, Pushes the Boundaries of Conventional Instrument Making
The Ripple cello blurs the lines between an electric and acoustic instrument.
A pochette, an 18th-century violin about 2/3 the size of a standard adult violin with a proportionately larger fingerboard, has contributed immensely to modern dance music, including hip-hip.
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.
By Philip J. Kass There’s a famous tale that everyone in the world of violins eventually learns. This tale involves the competition for the design of the vi... Read More...
The story of the development of Tourte's bows—now the gold standard in bow design—illustrates the interplay of influence among bows, instruments, and musical style.