A list of useful and interesting books for makers and enthusiasts. Everything from historical accounts of famous makers, how-to guides, and books loaded with pictures of famous violins. Some of these books cost in the hundreds, so I have included WorldCat links. A synopsis is included for books I reviewed/read or owned.
A list of museums around the world that contain significant violin collections. Includes contact information, locations and summaries. I’ve included an interactive Google map to help location museums near your home town, or near the destination of you next trip abroad.
The Strad publishes posters in its monthly magazine a few times each year. Each poster contain detailed pictures and dimensions of a historically significant instrument and covers violins, violas, viols, cellos and basses. There is more than enough information in these to be the basis for making a instrument inspired by the great makers. The posters can also be bought separately, but stock is very limited, particularly on older poster.