This site can go in different directions for folks interested in various aspects of bowed and fretted instruments, history, maintenance, repair and so on.
Not to mention music and other such things.
|❖ My work with bowed instruments
|❖ My work with plectrum and other instruments
|❖ Some of my thoughts on bowed instrument care
|❖ How I learned, and a bit about my background
|Repair techniques and tips
|I recommend that you visit www.frets.com, a marvelous and enormous site put together by my old friend Frank Ford, over in Palo Alto. Much of what I have here on my site is merely ancillary to what he has on his site.
Here's a piece
Herewith, a couple of approaches to
repairing broken scrolls and necks on bowed
instruments, mainly basses and cellos.
Fretted instrument related:
Saddle angle, intonation
and compensation in steelstring guitars
On neck straightening with heat (with caveats!)
This link leads to a cluster of pages about one of my favorite guitars.
A vanished site about possibly the most influential luthier of the 20th century, Luigi Mozzani.
receive inquiries from folks wondering where they
can learn guitarmaking, violinmaking and so on. When
I began, there was virtually nothing available, so
it was often a case of the blind leading the blind.
Now we have an embarrassment of riches, in terms of
books, videos, journals, luthier's guilds, schools,
seminars and so forth. Probably the most significant
advance in information is the internet.
Online Forums which really work:
Organizations you should know about
three luthier's organizations I belong to and
heartily endorse. One is approximately west coast, a
non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization,
another is approximately east coast and touts itself
as a "Professional Luthier Organization," though
many people - professional and otherwise - belong to
both. The third one focuses entirely on bowed
instruments, and now encloses the Catgut Acoustical
Society. Each has occasional conventions, and
The GAL site has a
great list of schools and resources for
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