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  1. " Bridge height (maximum) before 3.2 after 2.8 " "height above belly at end before 1.8 after 1.05 "
  2. "This Antonio Stradivari violin is the only one in existence that has been restored to its original Baroque form. Before modification to produce a louder, more brilliant tone and to extend the left-hand technique to higher positions, Baroque violins had gut strings, a short fingerboard, and a neck angled back only slightly from the body. Today, few fine violins show these original features." - "The Gould" Antonio Stradivari (Italian, Cremona 1644–1737 Cremona)
  3. La viola medicea Medici, Tuscan Tenor ""This is the only instrument remaining completely in its original form. The neck, fingerboard, pegs, bridge, tailpiece and end-button are original. The instrument type -- a large viola -- was already obsolete when it was delivered to the Duke, so the instrument was rarely played. In 1863, it was offered to the Regio Isituto Musicale of Florence, now the Instituto Cherubini, where it has been ever since." -Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987." "". . . the Medici tenor viola [is
  4. Faking Baroque Setup "From Michael Darnton Posted on September 6, 2012 at 01:17 AM I never get much mileage when I point this out, but the baroque string angle is NOT that much different from modern. If you scale out Stradivari's templates and surviving bridges, you'll find that they're meant to be about the height of a modern bridge, and that the angle of the neck is the same as modern. All the modern neck did was remove a lot of bulk from behind the top of the board and you can see this quite clearly in the illustration in the Hill Strad book." "From Michael Darnton Posted on S
  5. Cutting and Setting a Neck Hans Pluhar
  7. Book of Koen Padding's varnish expertise Started by Helen M, Tribute to Koen Padding Started by Roger Hargrave,
  9. Helen Michetschlager "Standing from left to right: Maurice Bouette, Joe Thrift, John Dilworth, James Rawes,Patrick Webster, Malcolm Siddal, Koen Padding, Anne Houssay, Loise Round, Dave "Paganini", Julie Reed, Roger Hargrave, Paul Weiss, Andrew Fairfax, Ron Thewlis, Brian Stone, Patrick Jowett, Gordon Stevenson, Bill, Glen Collins. Sitting from left to right: Brian Lisus, Lionel, Mervin Frost, John Johnston, Juliana Nicholson, Helen Michetschlager, Hans Johannsson" Tribute to Koen Padding Started by Roger Hargrave, Aug 15 2012 06:04 AM
  10. À New (Old) Way to Clamp Ribs Posted by Michael Doran on Friday, October 30th, 2009
  11. "Firearm manufacturers worldwide have come to recognize the Stratabond® name for quality, consistency and durability. Indeed, it is this technology that has made of Stratabond® the number one brand of laminated gun stock material in the world." -
  12. How to make a scroll cast (part 1) How to make a scroll cast (part 2) How to make a scroll cast (part 3)
  13. Reproduced with permission David Rubio 1934 - 2000 David Rubio died on Saturday 21 October, 2000 at the age of 65. Mineral Ground Recipe and Research - Application of Mineral Ground and Glaze Varnish