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Ask The Expert: A Common Repair Doesn't Have to Break the Bank

The price for a repair can be shocking—and might make a second opinion worthwhile

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How To Buy A Violin

Taming the unruly search for a new stringed instrument

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Ask the Expert: Are Violins & Fiddles Set-Up Differently?

When it gets down to it, do violins and fiddles really differ?

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

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

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