Published by The Crowood Press, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire UK.
Extract from back cover of book:
From Stradivarius to the modern day, violins have been revered as much for their beautiful curves as for their music, yet the maker has the challenge of succeeding in both respects. Violin-Making - a practical guide enables anyone, whether a beginner or a skilled woodworker, to follow in the traditions of the Italian masters and literally to make their own music.
A short history of violin-making and an introduction to the choice of materials and design
Chapters on each stage of making a violin: the rib structure, the back and body, assembling the body, the scroll and fitting the neck, varnishing and setting up the instrument
Table of measurements for: violins from ‘quarter’ size upwards, four sizes of viola and cellos from ‘quarter’ size to full size
Sections on the baroque violin, folk fiddles, including the hardanger, and the particular problems and pleasures of making small instruments for children
Some 200 illustrations to demonstrate the easiest ways of setting about the work
Units of Measurement: Imperial
1 - A
Short History of Violin-making
I - Measurements for the Violin, the Viola and the Cello Appendix II -
English, Italian, French and German Terms