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  1. I made an outline of the P for which was made and used by Antonio Stradivari. I know Addie made templates of the P form as well as many others. His templates where so perfect that he even copied the wear on the recesses for the blocks. So I wanted to make one where these recesses were as "new" while still mainting the outline of the original P form. Also for clamping the blocks/ribs I replaced the holes which where originally used with wooden dowels and ropes as clamps, with something more modern which are rounded rectangular "holes". In my opinion the latter are more convenient for use with g or f clamps. The pdf size is A3. But you can also print it in two A4 papers. There are online websites which split an a3 pdf into two a4. Just if you take this approach make sure that your printer supports borderless printing. Also for both methods you should disable any scaling or fit to page options, as that could potentially alter the dimensions of the form, when printed. The dimensions used to scale the p form and to make the actual template are from ‘Stradivari’ by Stewart Pollens. In a few weeks I will do the same process to make the templates for the g and the pg form as well as a few scrolls. FYI i used Fusion 360 and despite the fact that its a powerful software it still has its limitations. Not only that, but also the images used to make the outline could be distorted blurred etc. These are some of the reasons why my outline could be slightly different than the original p form. I tried to be as precise as possible, but do note that there probably is some slight deviation from the original and there will always be when working from pictures Anyway I hope you find my template useful here's a dropbox link to the pdf https://www.dropbox.com/s/5v8csuh4to1axo7/Maestronet P forma.pdf?dl=0 and here's a rendering of the 3d model of this form.
  2. Hi all. I spent ages searching high and low for information about these models because I'd really like to try my hand at making them. I'm guessing there are others out there in the same predicament. Turns out that these discontinued Strad posters are available through inter-library loan to any library in the US (at least that's what one lady at Eastern Illinois University told me over the phone). The info you need is here: A, Stradivari 1712 'Davidov' cello: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf-eiu/Record/1535394 Brothers Amati 1620 viola: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf-eiu/Record/1535144/Holdings Gaspar de Salo 1580 viola: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf-eiu/Record/1535389 They also have the 1742 'Alard' Guarneri Del Gesu violin poster (http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf-eiu/Record/1535143), and the 1693 cello and 1700 violin by Matteo Gofriller (http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf-eiu/Record/1502099) (http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/all/vf-eiu/Record/1535374). However, these 3 posters can be purchased new from (http://www.orpheusmusicshop.com/posters.html). By the way Orpheus music shop recently re-released quite a few of the older, popular posters of instruments by A. Stradivari and Guarneri 'Del Gesu', so you might want to check them out again if you haven't lately. As you can see the posters are of the folded variety, but are otherwise generally in good condition (The exception being that some philistine attached a sticker to the top upper bout of the de Salo viola, and then removed it carelessly.) I returned them to my local library today, so it'll probably be a week or more before they are ready to go out again. In closing, always remember to support your local library when they are fundraising. Thanks, joel
  3. Wanted to give my thanks to Christopher Reuning for writing an excellent article about Stradivari's stylistic changes, and yet another thank you for Tucker Densley, whose photos illustrate Mr. Reunings points superbly. The article will be a permanent addition to my copy of the exhibition Catalog. The article can be found online here: http://www.allthingsstrings.com/Instruments/HISTORY2/Antonio-Stradivari-s-Greatest-Hits-on-Exhibit-in-England
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