Interesting Links

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



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 a little more


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


Mr Violin.com – A resource for violinists and collectors. Helen Baxter’s A to Z resource for the violinist and collector


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 can toot my own cello, can’t I?


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; from 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, archival photos plus other interesting pages


Bob Gollihur’s eclectic bass website – As featured in Double Bassist Magazine. Acoustic and electric lovingly presented