• Before and after: antique French cello

    Before and after: antique French cello
    We recently received a beautiful old French cello into our warehouse that required some work before it was ready to enter our showroom. To truly bring this antique cello to life, it required a new set-up. This included skilfully fitting and shaping a new fingerboard of highest quality aged ebony, cutting a new Despiau bridge and Pahler soundpost, and fitting an American made...
  • Brand Spotlight: Pirastro violin strings

    Brand Spotlight: Pirastro violin strings
    In our latest brand spotlight we're focusing on German string manufacturer, Pirastro. Pirastro was originally founded in 1798 and today is well known worldwide as one of the leading string brands, producing an extensive range of orchestral strings for all levels of musician.In this video we're focusing on Pirastro's range of higher end violin strings. To provide the best possible comparison our workshop...
  • Antique German violin and a modern German violin, how do they compare?

    Antique German violin and a modern German violin, how do they compare?
    We are commonly asked here at Bows for Strings about the differences between modernly made violins and antique violins. To help demonstrate the differences in tonal attributes between antique and new violins, in this video Myles plays the same piece on two beautiful German violins; an antique violin circa 1890s labelled 'Platner', and a Roth #71 violin.The two violins are similarly priced and...
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