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Feb 12
Viola da Gamba: History, Characteristics and Influence

Viola da Gamba: History, Characteristics and Influence     Viola da Gamba: History, Characteristics and Influence The Viola da Gamba is a beautiful and unique musical instrument that has a rich history dating back several centuries. With its distinct sound and versatile playing style, the Viola da Gamba has left an indelible mark on classical […]

Jan 31
Luthier Frignani Lorenzo Interview 1 Background

Luthier Frignani Lorenzo Interview 1 Background   Discover an interview with Lorenzo Frignani in English. This interview is also available in French and Italian   Potete anche scoprire questa intervista in italiano https://luthiers.com/frignani-lorenzo-liutaio-interview-1-background/ Vous pouvez également découvrir cette interview en français https://luthiers.com/frignani-lorenzo-luthier-interview-1-background/     Luthier Frignani Lorenzo – For those who don’t know you yet, […]

Jan 10
Frignani Lorenzo Liutaio Interview 1 Background

Frignani Lorenzo Liutaio Interview 1 Background   Scopri un’intervista con Lorenzo Frignani in italiano. Questa intervista è disponibile anche in francese e inglese   Vous pouvez également découvrir cette interview en français https://luthiers.com/frignani-lorenzo-luthier-interview-1-background/ You can also discover this interview in English https://luthiers.com/luthier-frignani-lorenzo-interview-1-background/     Frignani Lorenzo Liutaio -Per chi ancora non ti conosce, puoi raccontarci […]

Jan 10
Frignani Lorenzo Luthier Interview 1 Background

Frignani Lorenzo Luthier Interview 1 Background   Découvrez une interview de Lorenzo Frignani en français. Cette interview est également disponible en anglais et en italien   Potete anche scoprire questa intervista in italiano https://luthiers.com/frignani-lorenzo-liutaio-interview-1-background/ You can also discover this interview in English https://luthiers.com/luthier-frignani-lorenzo-interview-1-background/     Frignani Lorenzo Luthier – Pour celles et ceux qui ne […]

Dec 10
The Evolution of Lutherie Around the World: A Historical Overview

The Evolution of Lutherie Around the World: A Historical Overview     The Evolution of Lutherie Around the World: A Historical Overview Lutherie, the art and craft of building stringed musical instruments, including both plucked and bowed instruments, has a rich and diverse history that spans across continents and centuries. From the creation of lutes […]

Aug 12
Mastering the Art of Violin Making: A Look into Dmitry Badiarov’s Book

Mastering the Art of Violin Making: A Look into Dmitry Badiarov’s Book Please note that the book presented in this article is available for sale, contact the Luthier for more information.     Mastering the Art of Violin Making: A Look into Dmitry Badiarov’s Book The world of violin making is a highly skilled and […]

Jul 29
Gerhard Schoepp Music Interview 1 Background

Gerhard Schoepp Music Interview 1 Background     For those who don’t know you yet, can you tell us about your background? Did you attend a lutherie school ? Did you follow a training with luthiers already installed ? And, if it’s not indiscreet, what did you do before you started this adventure? Were you […]

Jul 25
Gerhard Schoepp Music Interview 2 Repairs restorations and maintenance

Gerhard Schoepp Music Interview 2 Repairs restorations and maintenance     Apart from creating custom instruments, we know that you do all types of repairs and maintenance on guitars and basses, can you also take care of other types of plucked and bowed stringed instruments?   When I was a student at the school for […]

Jun 19
Petko Petkov Interview 9 Varnish – Can you tell us what kind of varnishing techniques you use?

Petko Petkov Interview 9 Varnish – Can you tell us what kind of varnishing techniques you use?   Hello Petko, can you tell us what kind of varnishing techniques you use? Oil-based, Spirit-based, french polish varnish? What are your choices and why?   I use two types of varnishes for my instruments: oil-based and spirit-based. […]

Jul 01
Pernambuco bows and musicians
: CITES update

Pernambuco bows and musicians
: CITES update   Pernambuco bows and musicians   Jacques Carbonneaux, member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale (CSFI) gives us an update on the current legislation.   While international regulations on wood and other endangered species of fauna and flora impact musical instrument manufacturers and traders, it should not […]

Jul 01
Archets en pernambouc et musiciens : point sur la CITES

Archets en pernambouc et musiciens : point sur la CITES   Archets en pernambouc et musiciens   Jacques Carbonneaux, membre de l’équipe de la Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale (CSFI) nous fait un point sur la législation en cours.   Si les réglementations internationales des bois et autres espèces menacées de la faune et […]

Oct 26
Ute Zahn Luthier Interview 1 Background Violin maker

Ute Zahn Luthier Interview 1 Background     Ute Zahn Luthier – For those who don’t know you yet, can you tell us about your background? Did you go to Luthiers school? Did you follow a training with already established Luthiers? And, if you don’t mind my asking, what did you do before embarking on […]

Feb 16
Ernesto Ramirez Luthier Book The X File of the Violin

Ernesto Ramirez Luthier Book The X File of the Violin Perfect symmetry or optimal sound     Ernesto Ramirez Luthier Book The X File of the Violin Perfect symmetry or optimal sound   In practicing my craft as a violin maker for over 40 years, I have worked with dedication and care, in a secluded […]

Feb 12
William A Mackay Interview 9 Luthiers material investment to start

William A Mackay Interview 9 Luthiers material investment to start   The profession of Luthier is a trade that requires a significant material investment to start its activity. What would you advise a young luthier to buy to start? The minimum required? And, the maximum to be in a comfortable working environment?   For anyone […]

Feb 11
William A Mackay Interview 8 Advice for future young luthiers

William A Mackay Interview 8 Advice for future young luthiers   Do you have any advice for future young luthiers? Can you give them advice on training courses? Do you know of any special schools?   If I were to give positive advice to any aspiring young, or old luthier?   I’d certainly ask myself […]

Feb 10
William A Mackay Interview 7 Instruments Finishes

William A Mackay Interview 7 Instruments Finishes Nitrocellulose Polyurethane or others   Instruments Finishes Nitrocellulose PU Polyurethane or others? What are your choices and why?   It may have taken years of using cellulose and two pack lacquers before I felt I really mastered it to any degree, then I got involved with the violin […]

Feb 09
William A Mackay Interview 6 Instruments Pickups

William A Mackay Interview 6 Instruments Pickups   How do you choose the pickups for your instruments according to the demands of your customers? Do you have any secrets or wiring habits? Have you ever had any very special requests, or requests that seemed strange to you from customers with special needs?   The amplification […]

Feb 08
William A Mackay Interview 5 Beautiful ToneWoods Essences

William A Mackay Interview 5 Beautiful ToneWoods Essences   Those who know you know that you are a great lover of beautiful woods, how do you help your customers to choose the woods of their future instruments in relation to the sound they have in mind? Can you easily find wood in your networks? If […]

Feb 07
William A Mackay Interview 4 Computer tools and softwares for Luthiers

William A Mackay Interview 4 Computer tools and softwares for Luthiers   Computer has become everyone’s daily life, regardless of their profession. Do you use special computer tools in the field of Luthiers? Can you tell us about them?   High tech manufacturing processes interest me and may well be a necessity for a larger […]

Feb 06
William A Mackay Interview 3 Flagship models

William A Mackay Interview 3 Flagship models   Can you tell us about your current flagship models? Do you have a range that you do regularly? Do you also make unique custom models ? How did you proceed to create them ? What were your choices and your creation process? What kind of musicians do […]

Feb 05
William A Mackay Interview 2 Repairs restorations and maintenance

William A Mackay Interview 2 Repairs restorations and maintenance   Apart from creating custom instruments, we know that you do all types of repairs and maintenance on bowed strings instruments, can you also take care of other types of plucked stringed instruments?   I believe very much in trying to be a true luthier capable […]

Feb 04
William A Mackay Interview 1 Luthiers background

William A Mackay Interview 1 Luthiers background   For those who don’t know you yet, can you tell us about your background? Did you go to Luthiers school? Did you follow a training with already established Luthiers? And, if you don’t mind my asking, what did you do before embarking on this adventure? Were you […]

Dec 21
Alkemy Guitares Interview 2 Réparations et entretiens

Alkemy Guitares Interview 2 Réparations et entretiens     Mise à part la création d’instruments sur mesure, nous savons que tu fais tous types de réparations et d’entretiens des guitares et basses, peux-tu également t’occuper d’autres types d’instruments à cordes pincées et frottées ?     Je fais également les réglages et les “petites réparations” […]

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Dec 19
The Essential Handbook For Violinists Violists and Fiddle Players

The Essential Handbook For Violinists Violists and Fiddle Players     The Essential Handbook For Violinists Violists and Fiddle Players   ‘The Essential Handbook for violinists, violists and fiddle players’ is a complete guide to the violin and viola for players of all standards, teachers and parents.   You will find gems of information in […]

Aug 24
Petko Petkov Interview 3 Flagship models & custom models

Petko Petkov Interview 3 Flagship models   Can you tell us about your current flagship models? Do you have a range that you do regularly? Do you also make unique custom models ? How did you proceed to create them ? What were your choices and your creation process? What kind of musicians do you […]

Aug 14
Petko Petkov Interview 5 ToneWoods Essences

Petko Petkov Interview 5 ToneWoods Essences     Those who know you know that you are a great lover of beautiful woods, how do you help your customers to choose the woods of their future instruments in relation to the sound they have in mind? Can you easily find wood in your networks? If so, […]

Jul 28
William A Mackay Double bass in the style of the English bass makers For Sale

William A Mackay Double bass in the style of the English bass makers For Sale   In the category of blog posts: “Instruments for sale“, you will find the instruments of Luthiers.com subscribers available for sale : either directly from the luthier or from their dealers. We remind you that our website Luthiers.com does not […]

Jul 27
William A Mackay Violin based on Guarnerius 1734 For Sale

William A Mackay Violin based on Guarnerius 1734 For Sale   In the category of blog posts: “Instruments for sale“, you will find the instruments of Luthiers.com subscribers available for sale : either directly from the luthier or from their dealers. We remind you that our website Luthiers.com does not manage in any case the […]

Jul 20
Petko Petkov Interview 1 Tell us about your background?

Petko Petkov Interview 1 Tell us about your background?   For those who don’t know you yet, can you tell us about your background? Did you go to Luthiers school? Did you follow a training with already established Luthiers? And, if you don’t mind my asking, what did you do before embarking on this adventure? […]

Jul 15
Petko Petkov Violins Guarnieri Vieuxtemps For Sale

Petko Petkov Violins Guarnieri Vieuxtemps For Sale   In the category of blog posts: “Instruments for sale“, you will find the instruments of Luthiers.com subscribers available for sale : either directly from the luthier or from their dealers. We remind you that our website Luthiers.com does not manage in any case the sales of the […]