- FAGNOLA. BISHOP, SEAN // Strad;Oct2006, Vol. 117 Issue 1398, p70
The article reviews Fagnola violas. Annibale Fagnola is regarded as one of the more important viola makers of the 20th century. Based in Turin, Italy at the turn of the 20th century, Fagnola's violas were less than 16 inches in length and were coated in red-brown finish. The ribs and scroll...
- CrÃ¨me de Cremona. Germain, Christopher // Strad;Jan2010, Vol. 121 Issue 1437, p16
The article offers information on the 12th International Triennale violin making competition in Cremona, Italy. It states that the event was attended by over 330 violin makers from 35 countries. Event judge Paolo Salvelli says that a gold medal should only be awarded for an instrument of the...
- Benchmark of fortune. Owen, Laurinel // Strad;Sep2001, Vol. 112 Issue 1337, p980
Features James McKean, former president and active member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers. Description of his studio; Educational background; How he selects his wood.
- My Space. Payne, Catherine // Strad;Apr2008, Vol. 119 Issue 1416, p75
The article describes the author's top-floor violin restoration workshop in her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She claims that the red oak floorboards in her workshop give her a sense of warmth and the light that comes in through the skylight gives them a real glow. She placed a smaller workbench...
- A YEAR IN CREMONA. // Strad;Nov2004, Vol. 115 Issue 1375, p1137
Shares the experiences of a student at the Stradivari International School of Violin Making in Cremona, Italy. Factors which led to the interest of the student in violin making; Nationalities of the students in the school; Challenges faced by the student during the first year.
- Leading light. Owen, Laurinel // Strad;Nov2004, Vol. 115 Issue 1375, p1194
Features musician and violin maker Norman Pickering. Sources of the materials used by Pickering in making a bow and viola; Professional background of Pickering; Ways by which Pickering has influenced the interest of contemporary violin makers towards the technical aspects of a violin; History...
- WHEN IS A FAKE NOT A FAKE? Coggins, Alan // Strad;Dec2010, Vol. 121 Issue 1448, p67
The article explains how a musical instrument copy becomes a forgery. It states that there is a wide range of interpretations of the term 'copy' in violin making. It indicates that the term 'modelled on' is used when a maker uses the measurements from an old poster. It claims that the term...
- GILKES. Krattenmacher, Stefan // Strad;Aug2006, Vol. 117 Issue 1396, p66
Focuses on the violin design by maker William Gilkes. Balance in the violin design of Gilkes; Advantages of the violin design of Gilkes; Bass makers during the period of Gilkes, including John Lott and Thomas Kennedy.
- MY SPACE. Pennanen, Marko // Strad;Dec2013, Vol. 124 Issue 1484, p77
The author presents his violin making workshop in Turku, Finland. He describes the components of his workshop, which also provides larger space for his customers to test their instruments and allows flexibility. The author also notes the significant meanings of the decorations of his workshop...