Andrew Baker, founder of Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin in New South Wales, Australia, tailor-makes rosin to the specific needs of a string player.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
Strings Magazine asked electric violinist Tracy Silverman, "What was the initial lightbulb moment many years ago that led to you developing your six-string violins?"
Violinist Lindsey Stirling's custom "Crystallize" violin with Yamaha fulfills her longtime dream of designing a mid-tier instrument for students starting to take music more seriously.
Angèle Dubeau’s own personal relationship to music has been at least partly informed by the historic Stradivari violin she’s been playing since the age of 15.
The ‘Celebrating Women Luthiers’ Exhibit Reveals a More Diverse Violin Trade Than Existed in the Past
The Celebrating Women Luthiers exhibit isn’t about antiquity. It is a testament to the creativity and skill of multiple generations of more modern makers.
German case manufacturer Gewa has expanded its Air series with a new shaped viola case.
David Fulton’s New Book Is a Monument to His Extraordinary—and Now Dispersed—Rare String Instrument Collection
Other collections have been more comprehensive and far-ranging, even more flamboyant. But David Fulton was never interested in merely accumulating as many rare instruments as he could: “I just wanted the best.”
Scholars, luthiers, makers, and, notably, players are listening more intently to the effect tailpieces have on the overall sound of a violin.
D'Addario's Rosin Guard will absorb any shocks while allowing the player to rosin a bow like normal, without releasing the cake.
Marlea Simpson tends to describe her relationship with her viola in strongly affectionate terms, using words like “fun,” “beautiful,” and “ready for anything.”