A recent article posted on the science website Phys.org offered some interesting research on how famous violin builders Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppi Guarneri “del Gesu” were able to create instruments of such incredible sound quality more than two centuries ago. Turns out, it was not necessarily the luthiers’ skill in building their instruments that gave […]
It was almost by accident that Tom Hosmer got into the violin repair business. Almost five decades later, he’s still at work. Hosmer Violins in Fayetteville, NY, will be 50 years old in November; his shop is Central New York’s go-to place for the repair and restoration of violins, violas, and cellos. After studying photography in […]
This piezo-ceramic pickup mounts in the wing slot of the violin bridge with Fishman’s patented Floating Mount system. Lightweight to minimize muting, the V-100 includes a mini jack which mounts to the tailpiece. A 10’, 1/8” to 1/4” cable is included. An impedance-matching preamp is recommended, but not required. Easy installation with no alteration.
D’Addario’s Kaplan Premium rosin is a high-quality rosin formula that delivers a clean, low-dust application. It is housed in a sleek, modern jewel case for easy accessibility. The cake within can be rotated for even distribution of product onto the bow hair. Kaplan Premium rosin is created from the highest quality of natural materials, poured […]
A new edition of three iconic works for unaccompanied viola by J.S. Bach, A Performers Guide for Violists Unaccompanied Bach Edition contains detailed descriptions of fingerings, bowings and phrasing ideas. Included in this book are the Preludes to Suite no. 1 and 3, as well as the Chaconne from Partita no. 2. Written for professional violists, […]