Buying a Violin? Here’s How to Pick the Right One!

Buying a Violin? Here’s How to Pick the Right One!

Workshop Insights
Playing the violin is a challenging yet rewarding musical ability. We’re sure you’ve come across hundreds of instruments and you may be wondering what to look for when buying a violin. Violins come in all shapes, sizes, and their own unique history. The best violin for me may not be the best one for you. […]
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Pros and cons of contemporary and modern violin

Pros and cons of contemporary and modern violin

Workshop Insights
It seems to be a bit of controversy among violinists right now about whether or not a contemporary and modern violin is equal or nearly equal to an old Italian instrument made back in the day. The purpose of this article is to discuss the pros and cons of the contemporary and modern violin. Anyone […]
9 April 236 READ MORE
The craftsmanship of a handmade violin will amaze you

The craftsmanship of a handmade violin will amaze you

Workshop Insights
Thinking about buying a violin? Learn about the advantages of buying an individualized crafted, handmade violin over a large-scale produced one. There are two types of violins: handmade violin and large-scale produced one. The first time you see a handmade violin is an experience you won’t know what to expect. It’s usually not expected that […]
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When is the right time to upgrade violin?

When is the right time to upgrade violin?

Workshop Insights
Are you not sure if it’s already the time to change your violin? Learn when it is the right time and how to go about deciding to upgrade violin! Violins are magnificent musical instruments with their rich history and impressive design. The overwhelming majority of violinists love their first violin even more than any other […]
5 April 247 READ MORE
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 4758 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 4684 READ MORE
Protecting your violin from changes in humidity

Protecting your violin from changes in humidity

Workshop Insights
The internal wood fibres of a violin can be significantly altered by changing weather, with factors like temperatures and humidity causing the instrument to shift and change. It is, therefore, important that you remain aware of the relative humidity level in places where your instrument is most often kept. The relative humidity is the term […]
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