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Ask the Expert: How Can I Increase My Instrument’s Carrying Power?

Part science, part art, changing a bassbar may help, but then again, it might not

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This ‘Old Man’ Is a Real Survivor

Blaine Sprouse's fiddle has weathered a Tennessee tornado and much, much more in the past 150 years

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What’s Old is New Again

Interest in modern viola de gambas blooms thanks to community, availability & affordability

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Bergonzi
Lingering on Four Strings of Many Colors

A 1732 Bergonzi violin that dares Noah Bendix-Balgley to adapt

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Modern Baroque

A starter’s guide to shopping for a new Baroque violin

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Jan Vogler
True Strad Magic: Feeling ‘Fresh & Modern’ at 300

Jan Vogler’s colorful, resourceful ‘form B’ Stradivari cello

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Ask the Expert: Why Isn’t the Back of My Violin’s Neck Finished?

The neck sees a lot of use, so why isn’t it protected with a finish?

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Taarka's Enion Pelta-Tiller Makes Connections With A 5-string Fiddle 

This ‘fiery and powerful’ violin gives its player a mystical connection to its late maker

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The Electric Company: A Century-Wide Look at the Electric Violin

100 years of innovative instruments & performers beg the question: Has the electric violin's time come?

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Instrument Insurance Is Not Just for Accidents

When buying or selling, coverage can help you expect the best and prepare for the worst

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