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You can make a Stradivarius violin

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Popular Mechanics Press (1950)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AS8OY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,226,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By P. Smith on January 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It is most likely that this book will be purchased used, so make sure that the book has the eight folded 24" x 17" drawings included. These high quality drawings are neatly folded and tucked into pockets on both the inside of the front and rear cover. For the most part, these are full scale drawings to build everything required to make a violin including the tools. I was able to purchase this book N.O.S. (reprinted 1967) for around $24.00, mine even had the degraded rubber bands around the included drawings. The book is very short on drawings and/or pictures within the narrative (there only three I believe) and I found that the book is written in a fairly straight forward, although somewhat simplified way, but the included plans make it a very worthwhile purchase.
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It is very succint, to the point and as promised as an infant/toddler...a collectible to be read by those interested in how a violin is made in particular a Stradivarious. It wasn't read to me as an infant/toddler...however, excerps were shared and often are shared...before taking a local visit to a music store to have a luthier make you a violin or you make your own violin with inexpensive premade kits or an expensive kit is made for you....and you add an experience skill set before you make your own...using a kit or before you go out...like the Nativity to cut your own Christmas Tree to make and design your own.... That was then, this is now...we love to save time...and it really does take a special luthier to make a unique violin...that can cost an arm and a leg for most.... So pick what is right for you given your fiscally responsible plan for your personal economy and consider your parents economy if you are being guided by them.... Make it a special moment, take pictures, video tape, create a journal and youtube it or film it if you still enjoy film...etc That was also a time to make your own camera from boxes...like I did as an adult in Burgos, Spain during a brief trip courtesy of the Spanish Embassy, while the French Embassy indirectly displayed and performed their violins at the Jardin of Tuilleries and Jardin de Luxembourg...the metro was quite expected...and the Summer Music Festival was open air and during daylight. So the camera box we handmade before a visit to the Spanish Gugenheim Museum to view their entire collection, all of it...but in particular their photography section....in Bilbao, Spain...I do wish they had a section for Spanish Violins or world violins...or Displayed the English/UK violin collection...or both....at least temporarily. I am not in Spain...Read more ›
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