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German Violins, Violas, and Cellos by Rainer W. Leonhardt now For Sale at SHAR!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

“. . . a master violin is an accumulation of many small steps, each carried out with painstaking care”

~ Rainer W. Leonhardt, Master Violin Maker, Mittenwald, Germany

 

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Cremona: The Birthplace of Today’s Violins

Monday, December 04, 2017

The origins of the violin were likely rooted in India or the Far East. In fact, musical instruments that are played with a bow appear in centuries-old paintings and pottery from many different civilizations. But there is no doubt that the violin we…

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The German Violin-Making Tradition - An Intro

Monday, August 21, 2017

While Cremona, Italy, is generally accepted as the birthplace of the violin, instruments by the great Cremonese makers quickly found themselves in the hands of skilled German craftsmen, who happened to live in a geographic and economic sweet-spot for…

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