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Violin Manual - J. Gosling


Published: 2nd July 2014
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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 these beautiful instruments. With guidance divided into'basic', 'intermediate' and 'advanced' sections, this manual will prove valuable to a wide spectrum of people, from violin players who want to be able to do simple maintenance on their own instruments to those wishing to learn more about restoration and repair techniques. Anyone with an interest in violins will find this book absorbing and enlightening.

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.

ISBN: 9780857333797
ISBN-10: 0857333798
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.74