VIOLIN MANUAL: HAYNES


VIOLIN MANUAL: HAYNES

JOHN GOSLING & MARCUS CORRIE    Book Number: 89015    Product format: Hardback

The violin finds its origins in Moorish instruments from the Northern African and Arabian tribes. The rebab and rebec were popular folk instruments with a simple sound box and only a couple of strings, played with a primitive bow. Drawing on the experience and expertise found in traditional English violin repair and restoration shop, this fabulous Haynes fully illustrated guide to the maintenance, repair and restoration of these beautiful instruments is divided into basic, intermediate and advanced sections. It gives a full background to the violin and makers, a look at the origins and the schools of making, the anatomy of the violin and bow and how the instrument works, accessories and cousins of the modern violin. Then it looks at materials and tools in the workshop, setting up a workshop, buying and restoring tools and tool maintenance. The Buying a Violin section looks at where to buy, what to look for, identifying problems and recognising characteristics before we look at maintenance routines and adjustments including mixing glue, sound post adjustment, straightening a bridge, regluing a plate, peg adjustment, fitting pegs, scratches, and fitting an end pin. More advanced maintenance techniques include re-shooting a fingerboard, replacing the nut and saddle, removing and re-gluing a plate, making retouch varnish, cracks and spiral peg brushing. There are useful tool plans to make at home and terminology used in the industry explained. Over 100 colour photographs, step-by-step sequences and diagrams. 152 large pages.
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ISBN 9780857333797
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