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A Bonding Experience: The Strad Who Loved Me

Fiddle played by Cecily Ward of the Cypress Quartet was owned by the mother of James Bond author Ian Fleming

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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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Modern Baroque

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

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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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Playing to her Strengths on a 323-Year-Old Masterwork

A petite Tononi violin offers freedom and demands attention

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Mark Wood Signature Viper 5-string Violin Strikes a Chord

An electric violin that offers playability and rich tones

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David Gage LifeLine Pickup

Is this bridge-mounted pickup a game-changer?

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‘Sweet, Sunny’ 1780 Guadagnini Viola

This classic is a soldier when it comes to projection and tone, which is rich and full of color

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