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    <p>Currently played by Antoine Tamestit, the ‘Mahler’ is one of only ten surviving violas by Antonio Stradivari – and the earliest known viola he made. The instrument bears all the hallmarks of the Cremonese master, as well as some intriguing details that suggest the 28-year-old luthier was already experimenting with the form.</p> <p></p> <p>‘The more one looks into the “Mahler”, the more facets and curiosities reveal themselves. Like all great artworks it is a product of its time and circumstances, as well as a result of experiments to bring something totally new and unique into the world’</p> <p>– Jonathan Marolle in the July 2019 issue</p> <p></p> <p>The poster includes full measurements, outlines of the back, scroll side, f-holes, and front and back archings and rib outline.</p> <p>Poster: 680 x 840 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad, viola, Antonio Stradivari, "Gustav Mahler" 1672 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad, viola, Antonio Stradivari, "Gustav Mahler" 1672

    €30.00
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    <p>Stradivari’s 1716 ‘Messiah’ violin is one of the most coveted in the world. The pristine condition of the instrument, made during his ‘golden period’ and barely played since then, offers unique insights into the mind of the great master. This poster will be an excellent resource for anyone trying to replicate such a violin. Includes measurements</p> <p></p> <p>‘The ‘Messiah’ was as exceptional to Stradivari as it is to us. And this ‘apartness’ was as obvious to his sons, and even the Bergonzis who lived on in the Casa Stradivari, making and selling new instruments as well as salvaging and finishing partly completed work for a good 20 years after Antonio’s death.’ – John Dilworth in the March 2011 issue of The Strad</p> <p>Poster: 420 x 620 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, »Messiah« 1716 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, »Messiah« 1716

    €30.00
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    <p>The ‘Titian’ Stradivari of 1715 has long been counted among the finest violins of the maker’s golden period. It has revealed itself to be a formidable concert instrument of unusual power and scope, remarkable for its focus and resilience under the bow. The violin was dubbed ‘Titian’ by the French dealer Albert Caressa because of its clear orange–red colour, which reminded him of the work of the famous Venetian painter. Includes photographs, scans and measurements</p> <p></p> <p>‘On first look, the violin seems strong and solid, with its smoothly worn patina, sturdy arching and edgework, and immaculate finishing with virtually no visible trace of the hand – all is pure architecture, with the execution almost completely subsumed. The patina shows careful use, with the edges rounded and the varnish smoothed to a luminous film.’ – Sam Zygmuntowicz in the February 2009 issue</p> <p>Poster: 680 x 835 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, "Titian" 1715 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, "Titian" 1715

    €30.00
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    <p>One of the finest and most acclaimed ‘del Gesù’ instruments in existence, the ‘Plowden’ is striking in its vivid freshness and particularly notable for the intense orange–red varnish on its stunning one-piece back. Includes scans and measurements</p> <p></p> <p>‘The ‘Plowden’ gives an outsize impression that defies its rather petite dimensions. Several factors combine to create this effect: the very broad-flamed maple back, the substantial thickness of the purfling, the wide-grained top, back arching that quickly rises from the relatively shallow channel, the open f-holes and, above all, the plentiful red varnish that lies with an almost sculptural effect over the undulating flames of the back.’ – Sam Zygmuntowicz in the July 2011 issue </p> <p>Poster: 640 x 680 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Plowden" 1735 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Plowden" 1735

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    <p>The instrument most closely associated with Fritz Kreisler is the 1733 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ now owned by the Library of Congress in Washington DC. When Kreisler donated the ‘del Gesù’ to the library in 1952, Rembert Wurlitzer wrote that the violin was ‘possibly the finest concert violin in  existence’.</p> <p></p> <p>The Hill brothers, too, singled it out as an outstanding example in ‘The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family’:</p> <p></p> <p>‘We feel, and feel strongly, that no specimen can exemplify ‘del Gesù’ in his mature years more strikingly than that dated 1733, which conceivably was made some years previous to that year. It stands on the threshold of the master’s emancipation from the past; the f-holes still reveal his indebtedness to Stradivari, but model and form are his own, timid of conception, perhaps, when contrasted with the audacity of later years, yet admirably typifying those closely knit examples which, from a tonal point of view, stand up to the greatest.’</p> <p></p> <p>Poster 620 x 420 mm</p> <p></p> <p></p>
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    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Kreisler" 1733 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Kreisler" 1733

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    Construction Of The Classical Guitar (Italian Text) - Book 11  Posters & Books

    Construction Of The Classical Guitar (Italian Text) - Book 11

    €17.05
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    <h3>Our evaluation Violin And Its Reduced Sizes</h3> <p>Our evaluation of the book The Violin And Its Reduced Sizes - with 13 Drawings Included - Book13 by Grandi Liutai is that it is a highly valuable book for luthiers and classical music enthusiasts due to its accuracy, usefulness, and presentation. The book features 13 beautiful and high-quality plates with high-definition images of various violin models and their distinctive features. These plates are accompanied by comprehensive text that describes the various parts of the violin, their functions, and how they influence the sound of the instrument. Grandi Liutai considers the book to be rich in information on various violin construction techniques and the history of stringed instruments. These aspects are presented clearly and in detail, with references to historical sources and modern practices of instrument construction. The evaluation by the Grandi Liutai team is extremely positive. Firstly, the book is incredibly accurate and detailed, providing vast knowledge of violin construction and history. Secondly, the presentation of the book is of high quality, with crisp images and well-structured text. Finally, the book is extremely useful for luthiers, music students, and enthusiasts, as it provides comprehensive knowledge of these instruments. In conclusion, Grandi Liutai believes that "Il Violino ed i suoi Formati - Quaderno n° 13" is a highly valuable book for anyone interested in the construction and history of the violin. Its accuracy, usefulness, and high-quality presentation make it a must-have for luthiers and classical music enthusiasts. The Grandi Liutai team highly recommends it to anyone in need of a reference book on the construction and history of stringed instruments.</p>
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    The Violin And Its Reduced Sizes - with 13 Drawings Included - Book13  Posters & Books

    The Violin And Its Reduced Sizes - with 13 Drawings Included - Book13

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    The Varnishes For Violin Making (Italian Text) - Book 8  Posters & Books

    The Varnishes For Violin Making (Italian Text) - Book 8

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    Preparation Of The Wood (Italian Text) - Book 7  Posters & Books

    Preparation Of The Wood (Italian Text) - Book 7

    €14.18
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    Concepts Of Physics (Italian Text) - Book 6  Posters & Books

    Concepts Of Physics (Italian Text) - Book 6

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    The Method - Stradivarian Classical Lutherie - Book 5  Posters & Books

    The Method - Stradivarian Classical Lutherie - Book 5

    €14.18
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    <p>Un testo che riassume e spiega in termini semplici la struttura del legno e tutti gli aspetti da conoscere per chi lavora il legno.</p> <p><span style="font-family:'Work Sans', 'Segoe UI', 'Helvetica Neue';font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Italian text only</span></p>
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    "The Technology Of Wood (Italian Text)" - Book 1  Posters & Books

    "The Technology Of Wood (Italian Text)" - Book 1

    €19.59
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    The Viola And Its Sizes (Italian Text) - Book 15  Posters & Books

    The Viola And Its Sizes (Italian Text) - Book 15

    €11.39
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    <p>Un'esauriente libretto sulla tecnica costruttiva del violino. Con una spiegazione semplice e dettagliata permette a tutti di avvicinarsi alla costruzione dello strumento.</p> <h3>Our evaluation of the book "La Costruzione del Violino - Quaderno n° 3"</h3> <p>Grandi Liutai has evaluated the book "La Costruzione del Violino - Quaderno n° 3" and considers it of great importance for anyone interested in the construction of stringed instruments. This volume has been evaluated by our team of experts and has been found to be a valuable work for luthiers, music students, and stringed instrument enthusiasts. The book consists of a series of plates with detailed images and exhaustive text describing the process of constructing the violin, from the selection of materials to the final finishing of the instrument. In addition, the book offers a complete overview of the construction techniques used by the great luthiers of the past, as well as modern innovations in stringed instrument construction. Our team's evaluation was extremely positive. The book offers a vast knowledge of violin construction techniques and the history of stringed instruments, presented in a clear and detailed manner. Moreover, the illustrated plates are of high quality and offer a detailed view of every stage of violin construction, from the sizing of materials to the curvature and processing of the instrument parts. The book's presentation is of high quality, with clear and well-structured text and sharp and detailed images. "La Costruzione del Violino - Quaderno n° 3" is a work of great utility for luthiers, music students, and stringed instrument enthusiasts, as it provides vast knowledge on instrument construction, from material selection to instrument finishing. In conclusion, the Grandi Liutai team believes that "La Costruzione del Violino - Quaderno n° 3" is a work of great value for anyone interested in the construction and history of stringed instruments. Its accuracy, utility, and high-quality presentation make it a must-have for luthiers and classical music enthusiasts.</p>
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    The Construction Of The Violin (Italian Text) - Book 3  Posters & Books

    The Construction Of The Violin (Italian Text) - Book 3

    €17.05
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    The Tracing - Stradivarian Classical Lutherie (Italian Text) - Book 4  Posters & Books

    The Tracing - Stradivarian Classical Lutherie (Italian Text) - Book 4

    €14.18