Interesting Links

…a random collection of links of interest to string players. If you have a recommendation to add to this page, please email us!

Anatomy of a Violin – What makes a violin different from a saxophone? This article recommended by a Stringnet visitor is the Gray’s Anatomy of the violin…what a violin is and what it’s made of. A great little primer!

The Violin Society of America – An organization of people interested in the Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and their Bows, and the making, restoring, playing, history, acoustics, buying/selling and collecting of these instruments

The American Musical Instrument Society – An international organization founded in 1971 to promote better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.

The String Emporium – Just to show we’re not prejudiced against the bass, here’s The Double Bass Café. No Java served here. Just a simple-to-navigate yet comprehensive site full of fine basses in all price ranges, and if you look around, Much more for all members of the string family! – An offshoot of  The String Emporium, My son says this is THE website for great prices on strings. Who am I to argue?

The Viola da Gamba Society of America – Ditto for Gambists!

Atlantic Violin Supplies Catalog – A Canadian website devoted to the tools of the violin making trade. Wood, varnish, planes, gauges, knives, soundpost setters, peg shavers, calipers, purfling cutters, parts and accessories and much more.

The New England Conservatory of Music online – the Alma Mater of Stringnet’s founder, cellist Robert Deutsch.

The Adelphi Chamber Orchestra – I had the pleasure of leading their cello section for many years while living in New Jersey. Kudos to their manager Sylvia Rubin and all my good friends in the orchestra!

Blackerby Violin Shop in Austin, Texas – Dealers in fine violins, violas, cellos, double basses, bows, and accessories. Sales, adjustments and repairs, instrument insurance information, rentals, lessons, gallery, and reference pages. From children to adults, beginners to professionals.

Maestronet Showroom –  – Canadian website with comprehensive string instrument auction price records from the major auction houses dating back more than a decade. Also, blogs, archival photos, and many other interesting pages.