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Powerful, Sweet, Nasty & Gritty

Mark O’Connor’s 2002 Cooper fiddle is a “remarkable collaborator”

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Making Art’s Cello

Building the dream instrument for my late friend provided a chance his compatriots to reflect on the joy of music, wood working, and life

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VSA in Indianapolis: By The Numbers

The Violin Society of America’s 2014 convention shows the group’s enormous growth and influence in lutherie

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Two Updated Violins From Eastman Strings Are Dressed to Impress

The Raúl Emiliani Model 928 and Rudoulf Doetsch Model 701 show what’s possible with a little tinkering

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June 2014 Auction Sales Bubbling from Below

Records continue to be set on instruments by B- and C-list makers while high-profile fiddle sales fizzle

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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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