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The "Secrets" of Stradavari - (Recommended)
By Simone F. Sacconi

Considered by many to be the greatest treatise on violin making, this was the culmination of lifelong research into Stradivari's methods. This English translation includes numerous illustrations and a full catalogue of the moulds, templates and tools from Cremona's Stradivari Museum.

Hardcover, 264 Pages, 185 Illustrations

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Item #70-001 The "Secrets" of Stradavari $290.00


Violin Restoration
By Hans Weisshaar and Margaraet Shipman

Probably the best information in book form on the subject of repairs and restoration. Good for makers as well as restoration work. Many useful and professional pointers, specifications, as well as detailed information. This book is bound to raise the standard of quality and proficiency of the reader. Well thought out and illustrated.

Cloth Hardcover, 263 pages; text in English, 41 chapters, 125 photographs, 60 illustrations, 18 patterns.

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Item #70-6104 Violin Restoration $390.00


The Art of Bow Making - limited to 500 copies
By Joseph Kun and Joseph Regh

This work is a comprehensive and intelligent description of proven methods for creating any desired characteristics in a bow, and doing so repeatedly and predictably. No mysteries are included, since reasons and explanations are given for each operation, many of which are original with the authors and disclosed for the first time. The fact that both men have also had many decades of experience as instrument makers makes them especially well qualified to understand the complex interplay between instruments and bows. Hairing, wood selection tooling, jigs, complete procedure for bow and frog. Fully illustrated with photographs.

Leather hardcover in cloth sleeve, 141 pages

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Item #70-3338 The Art of Bow Making - Deluxe Edition $335.00


The Art of Bow Restoration - Library 1st Edition, 2010
By Joseph Regh

The Art of Bow Restoration is a newly released book describing repair and restoration techniques for pernambuco bows. It is published in full color and comes in two versions. It is a comprehensive study of contemporary methods to restore the precious as well as the everyday playing bow. The techniques are selected to reduce risk and assure a high quality repair. The Library edition is cloth-bound. The content of both editions is identical The book contains over 400 color illustrations on 205 pages, many as sequential pictures of steps describing the restoration process.

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Item #70-3340 The Art of Bow Restoration - Library Edition $500.00

The Art of Bow Restoration, Deluxe
By Joseph Regh

The Deluxe edition is bound in black leather with Florentine cover design (Limited supply of Deluxe Edition – only 200 copies have been printed) The content of both editions is identical The book contains over 400 color illustrations on 205 pages, many as sequential pictures of steps describing the restoration process.

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Item #70-3342 The Art of Bow Restoration - Deluxe Edition $650.00


The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound
By Chuck Traeger

Double bassists have a world of their own idiosyncrasies - especially when it comes to repair. Bass repairman Chuck Traeger has written his take on the job, covering each technique with ample detail. He treats a large field of repairs from endpins to scrolls, bridges, C-extension, bows, neck grafts, mode matching, and more. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Additional comments added by David Brownell and Bill Merchant.

Soft cover, 375 pages - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Item #70-6601 The Setup & Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound $102.00

CODA to The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound
By Chuck Traeger

From the Prologue by Chuck Traeger:
"About the title, the dictinary definition of the word "coda" is: music; A: a concluding passage, the function of which is to bring a composition to a cogent and well-proportioned close.
"My wife, June, suggested this title because that is exactly what I am doing here. This booklet is the conclusion of my research and my writing. It is not that there is no more to be done. It is that at eighty three I am running out of the time to do it."

Soft cover, 64 pages - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Item #70-6602 CODA to Setup & Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound $29.40
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