About this instrument The violin family tree has many branches, some short and stubby like the 6-string Arpeggione, for which Schubert wrote his famous sonata now played by cellists. Another early branch was the Viola Pomposa, or five-string viola. J.S.…
#802 A&H Amati Violin
The violin that caught my attention was an A & H Amati grand pattern instrument. Its simple elegance and refined taste made me feel at home with it, and the one-piece slab back was just like a batch of wood I cut in 1983.
Musical Instrument Insurance
We recently had a conversation with our insurance carrier, being in the unhappy position of having to file a claim for two violins damaged during shipping. I have spoken with many instrument owners who are un- or under-insured and I thought I would share what I have learned.