• The Making of a Violin from Start to Finish: Watch a French Luthier Practice a Time-Honored Craft

    1 month ago - By Open Culture

    Two families have been credited with making the greatest violins of the classical period: the Stradivari and the Guarneri. The first luthiers with those names were trained in the workshops of the Amati family, whose patriarch, Andrea, founded a legacy in Cremona in the mid 1500s when he gave the violin the form we know today, inventing f-holes and perfecting the general shape and size of the instrument and others in its family.
    But there's far more to the story of the violin than its famous Italian maker names suggest, though these still stand for the height of quality and prestige...
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