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 Originali Modeli e Copie
Published by the Consorzio Liutai & Archettai.

The art of copying the style of renowned violin makers. Is full of vibrant colour photographs.
Soft cover, 167 pages

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  20th Century Lombard Violinmaking
By the "Entente Triennale Internationale degli Strumenti ad Arco-Consorzio Luittai & Archettai Antonio Stradivari Cremona".

Many beautiful detailed full color plates along with text in English and Italian. Place this book very accurately the time and culture.
Cloth hardcover, 190 pages.

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  How Many Strads? by Doring, standard edition
By Bein & Fushi
A beautiful book about a tribute to the memory of a great genius marking the tercentenary of Stradivarius' birth.
Cloth hardcover, 464 pages

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  The British Violin IN STOCK
By British Violin Makers Association

400 Years of Violin and Bow Making in the British Isles (1590 to present day). This is a major historical review of British work with biographies, measurements and technical descriptions. Full colour multi-images of 116 instruments and 60 bows, plus trade cards, labels, bow details, historical illustrations and maps
Cloth hardcover, 416 pages. Excellent price.

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  Francois-Xavier Tourte Bow Maker
By Stewart Pollens and Henryk Kaston

Informative portrayal of the master, his life and work, documentation and history. Study of the bow and the master. Stewart Pollens and Henryk Kaston.
Hardcover, 245 pages

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  Cremonese Varnish Secrets
Edited by Vincenzo Gheroldi

This study is a collection based on an 18th century manuscript in a Milan library. Vincenzo Gheroldi, Stefania Vitalie and Luciano Colombo provide the cultural background to the amateurs who wrote artistic recipe books and their preferences and technical skills in preparing varnishes for paintings as well as 'Chinese varnishes' and varnishes for miniature paintings. Two further essays deal with 18th century varnishes for violin making and restoration. This book is an intriguing volume of insight into the golden age of Cremonese instruments.
Paperback, in hard sleeve. 251 pp; text in English and Italian.

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 Violin Varnishes
By Joseph and Reiner Hammerl

Interesting information on resins and basic materials for violin varnish, and instructions for varnishing musical instruments. A very useful book for those interested in varnish making and/or varnishing application technique. 127 pages, hardcover.

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  The Miracle Makers
By Bein & Fushi, Inc., 1998.

This volume compares both workmanship and tonal qualities of 30 Strad and Guarneri violins -- worth about 100 million dollars. These 30 instruments are compared in detailed color plates, with history of each instrument and a piece for each instrument which makes up 3 CD albums. The album comparisons are performed by Elmar Oliveira. Thus making this a unique, amazing, invaluable reference material.
Leather hardcover in hard slip case, 88 pages

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  Exhibition of Fine French Bows
Tokyo 2001 - Paul Childs

27 colour plates of fine French bows. Francois Tourte, Eury, Adam, Simon, Francois Peccatte, Persoit, Dominique Peccatte. Excellent companion to above book on Tourte.
16 pages

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The Secrets of Stradivari IN STOCK
By Simone F. Sacconi

Considered by many to be the greatest treatise on violin making, this was the culmination of lifelong research into Stradivari's methods. This English translation includes numerous illustrations and a full catalogue of the moulds, templates and tools Cremona's Stradivari Museum.
Hardcover, 264 Pages, 185 Illustrations

In stock as of May 2007 (this year's printing/edition).

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  Violin Restoration
By Hans Weisshaar and Margaraet Shipman

Probably the best information in book form on the subject of repairs and restoration. Good for makers as well as restoration work. Many useful and professional pointers, specifications, as well as detailed information. This boos is bound to raise the standard of quality and proficiency of the reader. Well thought out and illustrated.
Cloth hardcover; 263 pages; text in English.

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  The Art of Bow Making DELUXE EDITION
By Joseph Kun and Joseph Regh, limited to 500 copies. IN STOCK

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This work is a comprehensive and intelligent description of proven methods of creating any desired characteristics in a bow, and doing so repeatedly and predictably. No mysteries are included, since reasons and explanations are given for each operation, many of which are original with the authors and disclosed for the first time. The fact that both men have also had many decades of experience as instrument makers makes them especially well qualified to understand the complex interplay between instruments and bows. Hairing, Wood selection, tooling, jigs, complete procedure for bow and frog. Fully illustrated with photographs
Deluxe Edition Leather hardcover in cloth sleeve, 141 pages



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 The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound
by Chuck Traeger 377 pages of essentioal information for bassists, bass repari people and makers.

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The Red Book, 2007 Edition - Appraisers' Reference manual. Auction sales from 1985 to 2007. Edited by Donald M. Cohen. Features Worldwide sale results form the major auction houses of England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. More than 20,000 auction sales listed alphabetically by maker, sub-grouped by instruments, and arranged chronologically by sales dates. New easy-to-read format containing more information per sale than before and helpful Trade Secrets appendix. Softcover, 464 pages, Dimensions 11 x 8.5

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