The International Directory for your stringed-instrument needs
Strings Resource Guide
The International Directory for Your Stringed-Instrument Needs
Welcome to the Strings Resource Guide. You'll find useful listings of businesses and individuals around the world who provide a range of services for the string-playing community. Entries are easily searchable, so you can locate businesses in multiple ways.
The on-line version of our Guide contains every one of the business listings in our print version—more than 2,000 companies and individuals who provide services to the string community. Peruse the entries for information about each shop's particular areas of expertise to find the right dealer, maker, or repairer for you.
Here's how to use the Guide. It is a catalog of individual and business names, addresses, and (in most cases) phone and fax numbers, plus a brief description of the service provided. Many listings also include e-mail and Web-site addresses.
If you are looking for a specific maker or manufacturer, type one or two keywords into the search box, such as all or part of the name, the location, or even the e-mail address or phone number. The search engine will return a list of every entry matching that specification. If you're having trouble finding the entry you want, be sure that you're not using something too general (a common first name such as Robert will return a long list of entries—try including another piece of information) or too specific (a difficult last name or city name may be spelled differently than you think—try typing just the first few letters).
If you are trying to find all makers in a certain area, just type in the town, state, or even country for a complete list. And if you're looking for a maker or manufacturer of a specific product, type in that product name. The added convenience of on-line searching is that you can do two types of searches at once: typing in "basses" and "Utah," for example, will get you a list of all the shops in Utah that deal with basses.
Because all information is supplied by the businesses and individuals who are listed, we cannot vouch for accuracy or completeness, nor do we imply any business or individual is worthy of your patronage simply because they are listed here. Think of the Guide as a kind of Yellow Pages, to be used with the same level of consumer awareness you would bring to any directory.
Businesses and individuals respond to our questionnaires each year, and we publish an updated version of this Resource Guide annually. To send information for the 2001 edition, please copy and fill out the 2001 Resource Guide Questionnaire, printed on the last page of the current guide, or e-mail us to request a copy. Mail or fax the form to us by April 1, 2000.
We hope you'll find this directory invaluable throughout the coming year.
Key to Abbreviations
AEL = Associazione Europea Maestri Liutai e Archettai
AFVBM = American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
ALADFI = Association des Luthiers et Archetiers pour le Développement de la Facture Instrumentale
ALI = Associazione Liutaria Italiana
ASIA = Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
ASTA = American String Teachers Association
AVS = American Viola Society
CAS = Catgut Acoustical Society
CLAC = Consorzio Liutai e Archettai Cremona
CMA = Chamber Music America
CLAASC = Consorzio Liutai e Archettai "Antonio Stradivari" Cremona
EMA = Early Music America
GAL = Guild of American Luthiers
GLAAF = Groupement des Luthiers et Archetiers d'Art de France
ISVBM = International Society of Violin and Bow Makers
NSOA = National School Orchestra Association
SVIT = Swedish Violin Makers Italian Tradition
VMSA = Violin Making School of America
VSA = Violin Society of America
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