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Violin manual : how to assess, buy, set-up and maintain your violin

Author: John Gosling; Marcus Corrie
Publisher: Sparkford : Haynes Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The repair and restoration of violins has been an established craft ever since the first instrument was painstakingly assembled. Inevitably wear and tear and some excruciating accidents have made the study of stringed instrument repair a necessary element. --Publisher
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gosling; Marcus Corrie
ISBN: 9780857333797 0857333798
OCLC Number: 879399082
Notes: At head of title: Haynes.
Description: 152 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Background: the violin and the makers, anatomy of the violin, anatomy of the bow, accessories, materials and tools. Buying a violin: the buyer's toolkit, where to buy, what to look for in a violin, recognising problems, characteristics. Basic maintenance: a guide to looking after your instrument including straightforward maintenance routines. Intermediate maintenance: mixing glue, sound post adjustment, straightening a bridge, re-gluing a plate, peg adjustment, fitting pegs, scratches, fitting an end pin. Advanced maintenance: re-shooting a fingerboard, replacing the nut and saddle, removing a plate, making retouch varnish, cracks, re-gluing the plates. Appendices: standard measurements for violins, tool plans, terminology.
Other Titles: Haynes
Responsibility: John Gosling, Marcus Corrie.

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Drawing on the experience and expertise found in a traditional English violin repair and restoration shop, the Violin Manual is a fully illustrated guide to the maintenance, repair and restoration of  Read more...

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