Saturday, February 16, 2008

BBC NEWS | Magazine: How to Repair a Valuable Violin

Damaged Areas on David Garrett's Violin












  1. Cracks running vertical and around sides
  2. Cracks near f-holes
  3. Two sound post cracks on the top
  4. Bass bar crack
  5. Neck Repair
"If someone has a liver transplant, who are they? A Stradivarius violin with one rib of the six replaced is still a Strad. That said, the necks of all Stradivariuses are relatively new as these wear out - and they are not intrinsic to the sound."

-David Morris (Director of Restorers NY J&A Beare)

Check out this short interesting article about repairing a recently cracked 1772 Giovani Guadagnini violin. Guadagnini instruments rivals and if not matches the master works of a Stradivarius. The article describes the circumstances under which the violin was damaged and whether or not an extensively repaired instrument can be still claimed as one of the great maker's works.

1 comment:

Earl P. said...

Will this work with a cheap violin like the ones found at musicalmart.net?

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.