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5 Outstanding Violin Makers You Should Know About

5 Outstanding Violin Makers You Should Know About

Articles & Tips
5 of the Best Violin Makers Working Today. Discover Why Their Instruments Are Highly Sought-After!
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
March 1, 2022
2 Beautiful Examples of Expertly Antiqued Cellos

2 Beautiful Examples of Expertly Antiqued Cellos

Articles & Tips
When it comes to the aesthetics of a contemporary instrument, makers usually split into two categories: new-looking instruments that show their true age and the antique look so often preferred by players in reverence to the old masters.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
January 8, 2022
Top Violin Makers in 2022

Top Violin Makers in 2022

Top violin makers, best violins
Our selection of the top violin makers in 2022. Chosen for their outstanding dedication to their craft, innovative work & consistently high-quality instruments.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
December 31, 2021
How to Care for Your Violin: Essential Instrument Maintenance Tips and Techniques

How to Care for Your Violin: Essential Instrument Maintenance Tips and Techniques

Articles & Tips
The violin is an expensive, rather delicate instrument. Therefore, it’s important for beginners to understand basic instrument care tips and techniques that will maintain both its beauty and its sound quality.
MyLuthier
MyLuthier
December 28, 2021
7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Violin at an Auction

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Violin at an Auction

Articles & Tips
A violin auction can be a great way to find a good violin at a reasonable price. But, before heading down that path, there are some things you need to know about auctions in general and violin auctions specifically.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
December 28, 2021
How to Get the Right Insurance for Your Musical Instrument: A Checklist

How to Get the Right Insurance for Your Musical Instrument: A Checklist

Follow these simple tips to make sure your insurance policy covers all the situations a professional musician might encounter.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
December 14, 2021
Violin Making in Cremona: History & Present

Violin Making in Cremona: History & Present

From the days of the Old Masters like Andrea Amati and Antonio Stradivari, all the way to the present, a careful balance of tradition and innovation have made Cremona synonymous with fine stringed instruments.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
December 13, 2021
Why are Violins so expensive? A guide for beginners.

Why are Violins so expensive? A guide for beginners.

The sound of the violin is truly unique and can't be replicated by any other musical instrument. But why are violins so expensive? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer can be quite complex.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
December 13, 2021
Buying a Violin as an Investment - 7 Tips to Consider

Buying a Violin as an Investment - 7 Tips to Consider

tips
When investing in a violin, it is important to do your research and be aware of all the elements that can influence the value of an instrument.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
December 11, 2021
4 of our Most Remarkable Violins Between £20,000 and £30,000

4 of our Most Remarkable Violins Between £20,000 and £30,000

tips
Here are some of our favourite high-quality violins at this price range. These are by makers that we have worked with for years and selected by musicians for their playing qualities and distinctive tone.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
June 22, 2021
5 Best iPad Apps for Professional Musicians

5 Best iPad Apps for Professional Musicians

5 iPad Music Apps that are actually useful.
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
June 10, 2021
Our 5 most impressive contemporary violins under £15,000

Our 5 most impressive contemporary violins under £15,000

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Here are some of our favourite high-quality violins at this price range. These are by makers that we have worked with for years and selected by musicians for their playing qualities and distinctive tone.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
May 27, 2021
Reflections on Making by Roger Hansell

Reflections on Making by Roger Hansell

Maker Feature
A wonderful reflection on violin making by one of the UK's most sophisticated luthiers. Roger Hansell shares some thoughts on his career as a violin maker and what shaped his work.
MyLuthier
MyLuthier
April 30, 2021
“Loud & Harsh” - 7 Myths About Contemporary Violins

“Loud & Harsh” - 7 Myths About Contemporary Violins

Find out 7 common myths associated with contemporary instruments. From misconceptions about sound to worries about their craftsmanship.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
April 18, 2021
5 World Class Soloists Actively Promoting Violin Making

5 World Class Soloists Actively Promoting Violin Making

Articles & Tips
Here are 5 world class soloists that are not only actively promoting contemporary instrument making but also play on new instruments!
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
March 19, 2021
5 Italian Violin Makers with a Promising Future

5 Italian Violin Makers with a Promising Future

Articles & Tips
We Have Picked 5 Italian Violin Makers Based on Their Exceptional Work, Warm Personalities & Embrace of New Ways of Doing Things!
MyLuthier
MyLuthier
March 15, 2021
4 Exciting British Violin Makers and Their Instruments

4 Exciting British Violin Makers and Their Instruments

British Violin making is going through a golden age. Meet 4 Fantastic Violin Makers both Up-and-coming and established and see what makes their work stand out!
MyLuthier
MyLuthier
February 19, 2021
Meet Matthias von Wallbrunn - Maker Feature

Meet Matthias von Wallbrunn - Maker Feature

Maker Feature
Introducing Mattias von Wallbrunn, a talented maker from Berlin, Germany. We are delighted to have one of his cellos at our London Showroom and we think he is definitely a maker to watch!
MyLuthier
MyLuthier
February 11, 2021
How to Choose a Violin: 7 Expert Tips from a Luthier

How to Choose a Violin: 7 Expert Tips from a Luthier

Articles & Tips
‍Buying a Violin Can Be Challenging. We Have Asked Cremonese Luthier Lucas Fabro to Offer Some of His Independent Advice on Choosing the Right Instrument!
Lucas Fabro
Lucas Fabro
February 11, 2021
MyLuthier Maker Feature: Marco Cargnelutti

MyLuthier Maker Feature: Marco Cargnelutti

Maker Feature
For the first of our maker features, we're introducing Marco Cargnelutti, violin maker from Udine, Italy.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
February 10, 2021
Why Is It Important to Get a Violin Setup Right?

Why Is It Important to Get a Violin Setup Right?

Articles & Tips
Discover How a Great Violin Setup can Transform Your Instrument. Violin Maker Antoni Ruschil Shares His Approach to This Often Overlooked Craft.
Antoni Ruschil
Antoni Ruschil
February 8, 2021
3 Up-And-Coming French Viola Makers

3 Up-And-Coming French Viola Makers

Articles & Tips
3 of the Finest Viola Makers Working Today. Find Out Who They Are What Sets Their Violas Apart!
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
January 27, 2021
Choose a Modern Instrument to Kickstart Your Career

Choose a Modern Instrument to Kickstart Your Career

Articles & Tips
Find Out Why Choosing a Modern Instrument will Kickstart your Career. Follow the Example of many Musicians who Choose a Contemporary Violin, Viola & Cello
January 6, 2021
4 Essential Tips on Instrument Financing

4 Essential Tips on Instrument Financing

Articles & Tips
Our Guide with 4 Essential Tips on Instrument Financing. At MyLuthier, We Believe Every Musician Should Be Able to Afford an Amazing Instrument!
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
January 6, 2021
Instrument Funding Resources in the UK in 2021 – 8 Useful Resources

Instrument Funding Resources in the UK in 2021 – 8 Useful Resources

Articles & Tips
Instrument Funding Resources in the UK for Musicians in 2021. Find Information on Grants and Loans and Organisations that provide Funding!
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
January 6, 2021
Buying a Violin in 2021 Should be Easy

Buying a Violin in 2021 Should be Easy

Articles & Tips
Buying a Violin in 2021 Should be Easy. This is Our Guide on How to Buy a Violin for Serious Students & Professionals.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
January 6, 2021
5 Exceptional Violin Makers to Watch

5 Exceptional Violin Makers to Watch

Articles & Tips
5 of the Finest Violin Makers Working Today. Find Out Who They Are What Sets Their Violins Apart!
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
January 6, 2021
3 Exceptional Cello Makers to Watch

3 Exceptional Cello Makers to Watch

Articles & Tips
3 of the Finest Cello Makers Working Today. Find Out Who They Are What Sets Their Cellos Apart!
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
January 6, 2021
The Legendary Guarneri ‘Del Gesu’: A Favourite Among 21st Century Makers

The Legendary Guarneri ‘Del Gesu’: A Favourite Among 21st Century Makers

Articles & Tips
Guarneri ‘del Gesu’ Violins are some one of the most recognisable models in the violin-making world and for good reason.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
January 4, 2021
3 Outstanding Contemporary Bow Makers - Violin, Viola & Cello

3 Outstanding Contemporary Bow Makers - Violin, Viola & Cello

Articles & Tips
Find Out More About The Best Modern Bow Makers. Emilio Slaviero and Walter Barbiero at MyLuthier in Central London. Try Our Bows Today!
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
January 3, 2021
How Much Should I Spend on a Violin in 2021?

How Much Should I Spend on a Violin in 2021?

Articles & Tips
“How much should I spend on a violin?” At MyLuthier this is one of the most frequently asked questions, but confusingly the cost of a stringed instrument can range anywhere between £100 – £10million.
Ariel Lang
Ariel Lang
November 22, 2020
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