Archive for July, 2014

$10 Million Proved to be Too Much for the Kreuzer Violin This Time Around

$10 Million Proved to be Too Much for the Kreuzer Violin This Time Around

The recent sealed bid auction at Christies for what many anticipated would end up being one of the most expensive instruments ever sold didn’t quite live up to (the very high) expectations as it didn’t reach the reserve price. It did however give us the chance to see and hear a fine old instrument. This auction was for the 1731 violin made by Antonio Stradivari that has become known as

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TLC For Your Bow

TLC For Your Bow

Your violin bow is subject to all kinds of stresses, strains and wear and tear. The correct maintenance, repair and restoration work can help to keep it in top condition, keep it playing like it should and can help to prolong its life. If your bow seems like it may not be playing at its best what sort of things should you be looking out for? Hair worn out –

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