February 2009


I came across an article on how Gibson makes their custom guitars – it’s amazing that so much is still hand done by professional luthiers and where machines are used, still using machines that were converted from their original steam power!

Interestingly the wood shop is kept to 45 percent humidity by roof-mounted misters to keep the wood at the right humidity.

Every aspect of this operation reinforces the quality of the Gibson instruments.

Cheers
Jerry

Now this is some awesome guitar – from a concert in Holland!

Cheers
Jerry

The International violin making school in Cremona has a great website with a large gallery of images from every stage of making a violin.

There is a long course and a shorter course depending on prior education and experience. Studies include Italian, English and history, as well as history of art and technical studies of the instrument, violin making, acoustic physics, varnishing and much more. Foreign students must demonstrate a good command of Italian language, sound workshop practice and violin playing skills.

Well worth checking out!

Cheers
Jerry

Pinkas Zukerman talks about what makes the instruments of Antonio Stradivari so great. He visits Cremona where they were made, and interviews expert luthiers. And he plays an exquisite Strad.

Cheers
Jerry

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