Stradivari, the story behind the maker: Part one, the Amatisé period

Stradivari, the story behind the maker: Part one, the Amatisé period

Featured Musicians, History of Violin Making
The years 1660 – 1690 are known as the Amatisé period of Stradivari’s making career. It is likely that alongside Andrea Guarneri and Stainer, Antonio Stradivari was under the pupilage of Nicolo Amati. His instruments from this time portray characteristic signs of working with Amati, such as similar purfling, outline and arching. These pieces also […]
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11 things you should be doing to look after your violin

11 things you should be doing to look after your violin

Workshop Insights
For collectors, musicians and fine instrument dealers, taking good care of your instrument is key to getting the most out of it in the long run. Whether you’re looking to increase the value for selling on or want to ensure plenty more years playing a quality instrument, following this advice will protect your violin and […]
21 January 4598 READ MORE
The Amorim Method: An Interview with Luiz Amorim

The Amorim Method: An Interview with Luiz Amorim

Maker Profiles, Workshop Insights
Luiz Amorim established his own stringed instrument workshop in 2001 and has been perfecting and developing his method of making ever since. With work now referenced all over the world, Luiz Amorim gives us his insight into what makes a great luthier. What is the Amorim Method? “The Amorim Method is our approach for reproducing […]
19 November 4533 READ MORE