A Book of Workshop Secrets: The Violin and its Fabrication in Italy Circa 1725-1790, Phonic rules, principals and formulas for the use of Luthiers and Violin Enthusiasts – This book is a translation by Andrew Dipper of a rare 18th century workbook on violin making, Andrew’s book is based on a transcription and photographs of the original pocket book, whose current whereabouts are unknown. In 1950 it was reportedly part collection of Federico Patetta whose collection is now in the keeping of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana – Typeset and illustrated by the author, it contains his footnotes, explanations, illustrations and interpretations of the manuscripts historic secrets, rules and formulas – 61 color and black and white illustrations, hardbound with color slip cover, 110 pages.
We are able to fabricate any part of the stringed instrument that you may need but can’t buy off the shelf. This includes historically informed pegs, fingerboards, bridges, tailpieces, end buttons.
We have a large library of baroque bridges in addition to those shown above that we can build for all instruments.