Every generation of violin makers has sought to analyse and understand the classic forms, and, for the past 122 years, the violin worlds leading experts have assessed the latest research into the finest instruments in the pages of The Strad. Great Instruments includes 15 authoritative and beautifully illustrated articles from the past ten years, which provide unique insights into some of the worlds most celebrated stringed instruments.
Andrea Amati, Violin, c.1566 br>Brothers Amati, Cello, c.1600
Henry Jaye, Viola, 1619
Jacob Stainer, Tenor viola, c.1650
Antonio Stradivari, ‘Viotti violin, 1709
Antonio Stradivari, ‘Titian violin, 1715
Antonio Stradivari, ‘Messiah violin, 1716
Domenico Montagnana, Violin, 1717
Pietro Giacomo Rogeri, Cello, 1717
Antonio Stradivari, ‘Kruse violin, 1721
Guarneri ‘del Gesù, ‘Plowden violin, 1735
Carlo Bergonzi, Violin, 1736
Guarneri ‘del Gesù, ‘Cessole, ‘Teja-Ferni violin, 1736
Domenico Montagnana, Cello, 1740
Nicolas Lupot, Violin, 1808
Also included are the poster reference codes.
These are written in brackets next to the instrument name, for those wanting to accompany the articles with the matching, life sized and detailed posters.