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.
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.
Luthier David Wiebe reflects on the contributions of Andrea Amati, the "father of the modern violin," and his brother, Girolamo.
By Matt Wehling | From the November-December 2021 issue of Strings magazine Strings Magazine recently asked bow maker Matt Wehling: Of all the instruments t... Read More...
Strings magazine recently asked Mark E. Russell of all the violins that have passed through his hands, which one does he most wish he could have kept?
Efficiency in instrumental practice is essential, and this practice can be broken into two parts: building time and performing time.
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?
Taking Off the Clamps: Violin Maker Francis Kuttner Describes His Favorite Moment of Crafting an Instrument
Taking off the clamps after successfully gluing the two halves in a perfect book-matched joint really sends me. It’s one piece!
By Karl Dennis | From the January-February 2021 issue of Strings magazine Of all the violins you’ve seen, which left the greatest impression on you as a vio... Read More...