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  1. Collection of Violin Books for sale. Selling as a lot. I am closing up shop and need to sell. Here is the list: Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukeust Walter Hamma The Classic Lines of Italian Violinmaking Carlo Vettori Violin Restoration first printing #392 Weissar & Shipman Arte Liutaria - Analysis of Antique Instruments and Restoraation Techniques #286 signed Carlo Vettori The
  2. 31 VSA journals from vol 9 to vol 20. 1986 to 2006. Plus indexes vol 1 - 10. Plus VSA papers vol. 1 number 1. ($250 plus shipping) Now $125 plus shipping
  3. Hello all. Well, my first post here since joining a while back. I have been looking - to no avail - for books concerning the building of Viol De Gambas. The main treatise I can come up with is: Building a Treble Viola Da Gamba: A Detailed Step-by-Step Guide by Wolfgang Bottenberg Save that I can not find it anywhere -it is seemingly out of print and has been for some time. I have seen it in a luthier Library but I am in Sydney and the Library is in America. Does Anyone have any good sources of information for building the various Gemba's? (I have watched many, many yo
  4. 50 volumes of the VSA journal for sale From volume Vll #1 to volume XIX #1. Plus VSA papers and miscellaneous other volumes. Fifty issues in all. Best offer. Will ship in groups via USPS. Tgoldenberg@maine.rr.com
  5. Hi, I'm looking for lesson book recommendations for people picking up violin as a second (or third) instrument meaning something that focuses on the violin specifically and less on things like general music theory as I've had plenty of that in high school and college. My situation is that I've been a concert and jazz trombonist for many years and also play guitar and piano, but I've never touched a violin. So is there anything you guys or girls can think of that would suit my needs? Thanks for your suggestions
  6. Visited the platetuning.org site, looked through it more closely. It mentioned the book 'You Can Make a "Stradivarius" Violin' by Joseph Reid as a book which would cause a luthier to "toss his toys out of his crib". I can't see why. This book is obviously not intended to be like Sacconi, or like Patrick Kreit's book, or Vigordchik's. It was published by Popular Mechanics Press. Thus, clearly, it's aimed at the amateur woodworker, and its goal is simply to describe how to make a violin of the Stradivarius pattern, without any pretensions that the result would be better than a stu
  7. Happy 100th Birthday Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:30 pm Post subject: Happy Birthday, Harold Hayslett Celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday, Dec 26. He's a resident of Charleston, WVA. After retiring as a plumber/steamfitter in 1980 he began making violins, and became a well respected cello maker. In the 1990s he was awarded a Gold Medal for Cello tone from the ViolinSociety of America. This fall, he donated nearly his entire shop inventory of partially completed instruments, parts, p
  8. my wife and i are getting pretty good at using "store bought" oil varnish on our violins. We are now thinking of making our own varnish. Any recommendations on good books with info and recipes for making oil varnish? Any scoop is appreciated. Thanks Mike Conroy Conroy Violin.. www.facebook.com/mtviolin
  9. I just wanted to share with everyone that there is a pre-publication subscription offer for ordering The American Violin Book before Friday, March 4th. If you order by then and use the discount code "DISC16" you get $50 off and your name will be printed in the book as a subscriber. Please follow this link for the website to look into the book and order: www.theamericanviolin.org -Thomas
  10. I am always running into some old italian texts related to violin. I wish I had the time to translate them, but I thought I'd post them in this thread as I find them. Hopefully others may too. Elementi teorico-pratici di Musica con un saggio sopra l'Arte di suonare il violino - 1791 Ttechnical aspects begins on page 63. Have Fun.
  11. Hello! Having just joined this vibrant and knowledgeable community of string enthusiasts, I'd like to ask for your opinion on recommended books for an amateur/beginning luthier. The person in question is a professional concert violinist who has been playing regularly on rare violins for over 10 years. Needless to say, he has a fine understanding of the instrument and a good knowledge of the various repair techniques, though he has not done any himself. He has recently expressed a desire to study this art much more intensively. Would anyone be able to recommend an in-depth,
  12. Hi All, I'm new here and excited to talk to fiddle folks! ( instead of the wall!) I am an artist and live in the Mountains, ( Alppalachia USA. ) I am a self taught picker & have a handfu of violas, Gambas, tenor vielle, and cello. I can play them all at medium 'Jam'..or easy classical level. I read and play by ear. Every so often I have to take one of my 'babies' to a repair luthier. Sadly I have had results which range from doubtful to scary. I DONT WANT TO DO that anymore! I am a skilled silversmith, fune needle worker, desighner, and award winning copper plate etch
  13. We will be presenting at the Heron-Allen Society Symposium in London on June 29th, 2013. We would like to solicit comments and recommendations from members concerning books, papers, photos and ephemera about Edward Heron-Allen. This society has been in existence since 2000 and have published numerous articles and presented 13 Symposiums on this interesting English polymath, luthier and musical writer on the violin family of musical instruments. His most famous music publications are: Violin Making as it is and was His 9 Violin Opusculums Di Fidiculis Bibliographia- Two volumes Viol