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Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide

Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide

By: Edward Heron-Allen

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This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process, from wood selection to varnish. A fascinating history of the instrument precedes discussions of materials and construction techniques. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text.
Author Edward Heron-Allen served an apprenticeship with Georges Chanot, a preeminent nineteenth-century violin maker. The knowledge, skill, and experience Heron-Allen acquired in the master's shop are reflected in this book, which was the first to combine the history, theory, and practice of violin-making. Originally published in 1884 as Violin-Making, As It Was and Is: Being a Historical, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional, this volume has enlightened and informed generations of performers and players alike.

Republication of the London, 1885 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486443566
ISBN 139780486443560
Author/EditorEdward Heron-Allen
Page Count416
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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