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1 #1 Winter 1974
1 #2 Winter 1975
1 #3 Spring 1975
1 #4 September 1975
2 #1 Winter 1976
2 #2 Spring 1976
Ruggiero Ricci9
Shirley Fleming
Samuel Nemessanyi, 19 Century Violin Maker and Copyist12
Herbert Goodkind
Pegs and Peg Shavers17
Warren Condit
Glues and Their Uses: Part I-Hide Glue20
Vahakn Nigogosian
Yankee Bass Viol Makers26
Frederick Selch
Violin Auctions: Fun, Profit, Regrets?38
Steven Wernick
Up Bows and Down Bows:42
A Column of Miscellany
Historical Reprint: The Arts and Crafts of48
E. and M Heron-Allen
2 #3 Summer 1976
J.S. Bach’s Three Viola da Gamba Sonatas:6
Their Adaptability for Viola
Paul Doktor
A Bicentennial Celebration: Music for and by11
Albert Mell
Paulus Pilat (1897-1961)16
Louis Kievman
Fritz Kreisler, Copy of Programs Played20
In Philadelphia, 1920
Reminiscences of Samuel Gardner; Playing21
In the Kneisel Quartet, 1914-15
The Father of American String Quartets27
Harold Schonberg
Glues and Their Uses: Part II Casein30
And the Synthetic Polymers
Vahakn Nigogosian and Albert Mell
The Lure of the Violin: Some Reflections35
And Considerations
Albert J. Kaplan, M.D.
Gregor Piatigorsky: A Tribute40
Laurence Lesser
Up Bows and Down Bows47
Historical Reprint: The Arts and Crafts of49
The Worshipful Guild of Violin-Makers Markneukirchen, 1677-1772, Part II
E. and M Heron-Allen
2 #4 Fall 1976 (Proc.4th Convention.)
Violin Making School of America 16
Peter Prier
Rationale and Methods Used by32
Workmanship Judges
Harry A. Duffy
Symposium: Old versus New Instruments 51
Exhibition of Pre-1900 American 70
Stringed Instruments
Philip Kass
An American First: Musical Instrument84
Auctions at the Tepper Galleries and the Southeby Parke Bernet
Philip Kass
The Manufacturer of Strings for89
Musical Instruments
Oskar Schuster
Varnishes 105
William Fulton
Violin Making in the People Republic of China
Jack Loeb 120
A Collector’s Musings on the Symbolism126
Of the Violin
Alexander Capurso, Ph.D.
3 #1 Winter 1977
The Role of Hair Structure in Sound5
Production of Bowed Instruments
J. James, et al
Ernest N. Doring (1877-1955)13
Herbert K. Goodkind
Viva the Early Violin17
Sonya Monosoff
Reminiscences of Samuel Gardner Part II22
The Russian Violin School Transplanted29
To America
Boris Schwarz
The Unbalanced Bow35
Joseph Siegelman
Musical Instrument Auctions: The Tepper37
Galleries and Sotheby Parke Bernet
Albert Mell
The Markneukirchen Guild, Part II46
Christie’s and Sotheby’s Auctions,60
London May 10, 12
3 #2 Spring 1977
A Conversation with Itzhak Perlman 5
The Curtis String Quartet Celebrates Fifty 27
Years of Performing
Lawrence M. Seiver
William Sidney Mount’s “Cradle of Harmony”35
A Unique 19th Century American Violin
Alan C. Buechner
The Bach-Bow Controversy72
Drora Pershing
The Kenneth Warren & Son School of82
Violin Making
Kenneth Warren
18th Century Concertos for the Viola88
Maurice Riley
Fifth International Viola Congress91
Myron Rosenblum
International Meeting of Violin and Bow108
William Salchow
The Markneukirchen Guild, Part III111
3 #3 Summer 1977
Jaap Schroeder Discusses Bach’s Work for7
Unaccompanied Violin
Louis Bailly (1882-1974)33
Maurice Reilly
Louis Bailly’s Gaspara de Salo Viola50
Maurice Reilly
To Graduate or Not to Graduate58
Vahakn Nigogosian and Albert Mell
La Lutherie at Mirecourt68
Aime Gaugue
The Aphorisms of Dr. Jules Chenantais80
Jan James
Habit versus Spontaneity90
Emanuel Zetlin
Emanuel Zetlin, a Profile96
Albert Mell
Chang Heyern Jin100
Eric Chapman
3 #4 Fall 1977 "Bows" (Proc.5th Convention.)
Symposium: The Performer and the Bow 11
Symposium: The Baroque Bow – 35
Past and Present
Symposium: National School and Styles87
Of Bow Making
Symposium: Bow Repair and Maintenance105
Bow Hairs and String131
Dr. J. James
4 #1 Winter 1977-78
Joseph Fuchs: An Interview with 5
William Salchow
Japp Schroeder Discusses Ornamentation in 22
Baroque Performance Practice
The “Restored” Stradivari and Amati Violins34
Of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Second Revolution in the History of the48
Violin: A 20th Century Phenomenon
Elias Dann
Efrem Zimbalist Honored by the Curtis 57
Institute of Music
The Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instrument79
Auction, NY, April 11, 1978
Emanuel Feuermann’s Cellos85
Seymour Itzkoff
Kato Havas Says Hello 101
Albert Mell
The Violin Congress, London, 1978111
Myron Rosenblum
Edward Campbell, Violin Maker122
Eric Chapman
Jascha Heifetz: An Interview with136
Herbert Axelrod
4 #2 Spring 1978
Wolfe Wolfinsohn: An Interview with 6
Albert Mell
A Visit with Alexandra de Lazari-Borissovsky12
Russia’s Mother Viola
Maurice Riley
John Bolanger, Dean of American Bow Makers 43
An Interview with William Salchow
Violin Making in Russia: Past and Present66
Isaak Vigdorchik
Reflections on the London Auction Scene 87
Steven Wernick
The Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instrument92
Auction, NY, Dec. 1, 1978
A Gifted Young Maker: Otto Karl Schenk101
Eric Chapman
The William Primrose Viola Library119
David Dalton
4 #3&4 Summer/Fall 1978 (Proc.6th Convention.)
The Use of Power Tools in Violin Making
Albert Fischer 35
The History and Interpretation of Chemical Knowledge Available to Violin Makers
Dr. Joseph Nagyvary 147
The Mittenwald School: Past and Present
Karl Roy 177
Lecture by Rafael Druian 213
The Art of the French Bow
Etienne Vatelot 238
The Genesis of a Journal
Albert Mell 257
The Hill Tradition
Anthony Hill 266
Centuring Your Graduations
Otto Erdesz 289
Observations of a Tone Judge
Pamela Goldsmith 329
5 #1 Winter 1978-79 (Proc.6th Convention.)
Jerome Bonaparte and Victor Carroll Squier:3
Two Generations of American Violin Makers
Mary Steffek Blaske
The Geometry of the Stradivari Scroll Profiles35
Jacob N. Saunder
An Interview with Oscar Shumsky 42
Samuel Applebaum and Henry Roth
The London Auction Scene: May, 1979 62
Steven Wernick
NY Auctions: Christie’s, Phillips and 68
Sotheby Parke Bernet, June, 1979
Albert Mell
The William Primrose International 80
Viola Competition
Maurice Riley
“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!”, 91
A Report of the 7th International Viola Congress, Provo, Utah, July, 1979
Myron Rosenblum
Viola Congress Lectures: The Violist as Professional: A Panel 106
Discussion with Ralph Aldrich,
Donald McInnes, William Pruecil And Alan de Veritch
The Early Development of the Viola 120
Luthiers of the Brescian and Cremona Schools
Maurice Riley
Ruminations on the Viola 153
William Primrose
5 #2 Spring 1979
The Role of the Museum in the Conservation
and Preservation of Bowed Stringed
Instruments 9
Artists' Observations of Musical
The Why of the Bow 61
Exhibition of Violins and Bows in the
Smithsonian Collection75
The Viola D'Amore: Its History, Music,
and Makers 117
Tour of the Stringed Instrument Collection of
The Library of Congress138
5 #3 Summer 1979
The Auer Mystique: A Personal Recollection3
Gilbert Ross
Christie's Second New York Auction,
March 29, 1980 18
Philip Kass
Sotheby's Sixth New York Musical
Instrument Auction, Nov.24, 197921
Philip Kass
Some Thoughts on the Acoustics of Bowed Stringed Instruments26
Isaac Vigdorchik
A Seminar: Making Violins in the People's
Republic of China 72
Professor Tan Shuzhen
Albert Moglie: An Interview with 107
John Rossi
The Violin in India137
Vicki Homer Richards
An Interview with Dr. N. Rajam 142
Vicki Homer Richards
6 #1 Spring/Summer 1980 (Proc.8th Convention.)
Maker’s Forum11
Chaired by Paul Schuback
Early American Violins and Their Makers33
Frederick Seich
Development of a Laboratory of Acoustical43
Research and Quality control
Bernard Maillot and Michel Simane
It’s Never Too Late66
John Holt
Auer and Flesch: The Men and Their80
Theodore Henkle
A History of Violin Periodicals from 106
1884 to 1981
6 #2Fall 1980/Winter 1981
Reprints of the following articles are available:
Some Interesting Problems in Restoration80
Hans Weisshaar
English Bow Makers96
William Watson
The Great Bow Makers of France179
Bernard Millant
6 #3 May 1983
D.C. Dounis: The Man and His Pedagogy
Louis Kievman3
Strategies for Acoustical Varnish
Joseph Nagyvary19
The False Messiah
Barbara Goldowsky Pickering26
The Gemunder Family of Violin Makers
Philip Kass36
Results of Mechanical Bowing Tests
Norman C. Pickering59
The Ninth International Viola Congress
Myron Rosenblum65
A Conversation with Feodor Drushynin
Daniel Barach75
Improved Violin and Viola Clamps
Louis Lionel Grand 78
In Memoriam: Max Aronoff
Orlando Cole86
New York Auctions
Albert Mell94
Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical
Instrument Auction
Rachel Goodkind100
Interview with Max Rostal
Theodore Henkle103
In Memoriam: Albert J. Kaplan, M.D.
Philip Kass109
In Memoriam: Herbert K. Goodkind
Albert Mell113
6 #4 December 1983 (Proc.9th Convention.)
Ole Bull's 1647 Nicholas Amati9
Mortimer Smith
Great Cellos of Cremona, Rome,
and Venice15
Wayne Burak
Summary of Ed Campbell's Talk32
Objective Analysis of Violin Tone
Using Current Technology35
Norman Pickering
Apprenticeship Programs in Restoration65
William Webster
The William Lewis Tradition 79
Geoffrey Fushi
The Shirley Miller Bow Collection102
Kenneth Warren
Bow Restoration 135
William Salchow
Martins Roberts Zemitis, Violin
Varnish and Coloration 170
William Fulton
Susan Caust Farrell, Directory of
Contemporary American Instrument
Makers 172
Herbert K. Goodkind
Robert Bein & Geoffrey Fushi,
"The King Joseph" 175
Walter Kingsley
7 #1 1984
A Tribute to Joseph Szigeti3
Plate Thinning for the Violin Maker16
Carleen Maley Hutchins
Yehudi Menuhin Discusses His
Interpretation of the Bach37
A Study of Bow Hair and Rosin46
Norman C. Pickering
Bowed String Instrument Making
in Canada: A Sparse History 73
Gilles Potvin
An Interview with Saivatore Accardo 78
Albert Mell
The Current Status of French Bow Making:
A Crisis Averted, A Future Assured89
Mark Reindorf
Xl International Viola Congress in Houston129
Maurice W. Riley
London's Salomon String Quartet:
Superb Classical Music on
Period Instruments137
Paul B. Carison
Some Thoughts on Violin Making141
Dale Stevens
The First Louis Spohr International
Violin Making Competition152
Albert Mell
7 #2 March 1985 (Proc.10th Convention., Pt. 1)
Makers' Forum 13
Hans Weisshaar and Premysi Spidlen
The Acoustic Properties of Spruce37
William Fulton
The Fine Art of Creating Twentieth-
Century Instrument’s 57
Premysl Spidlen
Problems of Violin Adjustment73
Zenon Petesh
The Cremona Gold Color: Its
Chemistry and Reconstruction89
Joseph Nagyvary
7 #3 June 1985 (Proc.10th Convention., Pt. 2)
Retouching: Methods and Materials 3
Peggy Shipman
Space Age Technology for the Violin
World 16
Herbert A. Wilson
Bow Rehairing 39
Frank Passa
From the Fifth International
Competition and Exhibition53
Photos by Dale Stevens
Old Violins and Books About Violins63
Walter Hamma
Saturday Luncheon75
Norman Pickering
The Art of Sharpening Tools80
Zoltan Toth
7 #4 1986
An Interview with the Violinist
Louis Kaufman 3
Albert Mell
Violin Top Plate Arching 39
William M. Fulton
What Dealers Are Looking for in
a Contemporary Stringed Instrument46
Donald B. Norton
The Importance of Turpentine in
Cremonese Varnishes (1550-1750)55
August M. Seher
Original Instruments and Authentic
Performances: Fact, Fantasy, and Fraud66
Richard Rephann
Computer-Supported Judging of
Instruments and Bows74
Joseph Regh
An Interview with Shinichi Yokoyama,
Photographer of Antonio Stradivari
in Japan88
Contours, Images, and the Bow 102
Rodney Schmidt
Without Antonio 114
Barbara Goldowsky
The Violin Sound Post as a Phase
L. J. Lorenzen
The XIII International Viola
Congress, June 12-16, 1985 134
Maurice W. Riley
A Discussion of the Metal Thumb Plate of
the Bow
Mark Reindorf
On the Effect of Heat Treatment upon
Acoustic Properties of Spruce 157
Charles Gadd and James D'Arcy
The Early History of the Viol,
by Ian Woodfield 167
Judith Davidoff
8 #1 1986 (Proc.12th Convention., Canada)
Modern Realization of Savart’s Violin13
Jacques Verdon
Strings: Facts and Fallacies 27
W. S. Gorrill and N. Pickering
Venice: Four Centuries of
Instrument Making 41
Seymour Benstock
The Baroque Violin 57
Douglas Cox
Electronic Violin: A Research Tool 71
M. V Mathews
Influence of Back Material on Viola Tone 89
Carleen M. Hutchins
Violin Makers of the Low Countries100
Max Möller
The Philosophy of Restoration112
Charles Beare
Acoustical Varnishings137
William Fulton
Winners of Gold Medals and
8 #2 1987
An Interview with Louis Krasner5
Judith Davidoff
Historic Lute and Violin Varnishes: 1500-180031
Stewart Pollens
Physical Characteristics of Violin Bows41
Norman C. Pickering
An Interview with Michael Tree 59
Albert Mell
Construction and Performance of Quality Commercial Violin Strings 75
Ian Firth
Maud Powell: America’s Legendary Musical Pioneer 89
Karen A. Shaffer
Women and the Violin 113
Maud Powell
Bow Makers in the United States 117
Mark R. Reindorf
Salvaging a Good Bow from the Scrap Pile 133
Albert W. Fischer
Violinist Maurice Vieux and the International Viola Competitions Named in His Honor 139
Maurice W Riley
The Stringed Instrument Collection in the Library of Congress; The Stringed Instrument Collection in the Corcoran Gallery of Art The Classic Bowed Straight Instruments from the Smithsonian Institution by Shinichi Yokoyama 152
Philip Kass
8 #3 1987 (Proc.14th Convention., Pt. 1)
The Witten-Rawlins Collection and Other Early Italian Stringed Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum
Margaret Downie Banks 19
Classic Italian Violin Varnish
Geary Baese 49
New Ideas In Plate Tuning
Isaak Vigdorchtk 76
Makers' Forum 110
Winners of Gold Medals and Certificates143
9 #1 1988 (Proc.14th Convention., Pt. 2)
Jacobus Stainer and His Labels 11
Karl Roy
Panel Discussion: Arching and Graduation- Theory and Practice34
Scenes from the Exhibition
Joe Marshall 55
The Transition to the Tourte Bow and Its Effect on Bowing Articulation
Pamela Goldsmith 63
The Manuscript on Violin Making by G. A. Marchl, 1786
Roberto Regazzi 83
The Use of Empirical and Scientific Methods to Measure the Velocity of Propagation of Sound
Giovanni Lucchi107
Vahakn Y. Nigogosian: VSA Gold Medal Award for Exemplary Service
Hans E. Tausig 124
9 #2 1988
Eighteenth Century Connections Through Musical Instruments33
Gary Sturm
Effect of Bowing Point on Violin Tone and Power64
Norman C Pickering
Observations on the Status, Instruments, and Solo Repertoire of Violists in the Classical Period 81
Ann M. Woodward
Yfrah Neaman's Summer Violin Course in Suffolk, England 105
Paul Carlson
In Memoriam: Isaak Vigdorchik113
Albert Mell
Interpreting the Work of the Master Violin Makers129
Graham Caldersmith
The 250th Anniversary of the Death of Stradivarius: A Pilgrimage to Cremona 143
Albert Mell
Dedication of the Herbert K. Goodkind Library at Oberlin College187
9 #3 1988
The Harrison" Violin, the "Rawlins" Guitar, and Other Stradivari Materials at the Shrine to Music Museum13
Margaret Downie Banks
Bridge and Set-up: Complexity in Adjustment36
Vahakn Nigogosian
Violin Varnish Now and Then48
William Fulton and Stan Schmidt
The Transition of the Amati Workshop into the Hands of Stradivari, 1660-168471
Daniel Draley
Cremona and the 1987 Stradivarius Exhibition98
Paul Schuback
Pictures from the Exhibition133
Joseph R. Lane
Antonio Stradivarius and His Time136
Ella Santoro
Influence of Top Thickness on Violin Tone 145
Yuan-gong Xu, Dwight R. Dixon, Irvin G. Basset, and William J. Strong
A Conversation with Luiz Bellini163
Albert Mell
First World Cello Congress, June 7-9, 1988 184
Edward C. Campbell
XIV International Viola Congress, Ann Arbor, Michigan,June 16-20, 1987196
Maurice W. Riley
10 #1 1989 (Proc.15th Convention., Pt. 1)
Minnesota Violin and Bow Makers 17
Thomas Wenberg
The Method of Construction Used by the Cremonese Makers Circa 1550-1750
Roger Hargrave31
Between Symphony and Song: The Violin Virtuoso in American History 109
Karen A. Shaffer
The Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop at Oberlin College 124
Vahakn Nigogoslan
Makers' Forum 131
Eric Chapman, Roger Hargrave, and Andrew Dipper
Pictures from the Exhibition 153
Optimizing the Acoustic Properties of Violin Plate Wood 162
Charles W. Gadd
Violin Dealing, Then and Now 183
Charles Beare
10 #2 1989 (Proc.15th Convention., Pt. 2)
The Bow from Earliest Times to Sartory3
Bernard Millant
Classical Edgework49
Roger Hargrave
Manufacturing Strings for the Violin Family 66
James Rickard
String Testing 107
Norman C. Pickering
Bowmakers Forum133
Bernard Millant and Etienne Vatelot
French Violin Makers from the Seventeenth Century up to and Including Vuillaume 150
Etienne Vatelot
The Geometric Construction of the Violin Forms of Antonio Stradivari163
Andrew Dipper
Violin Photography199
Stewart Pollens
10 #3 1990
Herbert K. Goodkind: The Man and His Library
Rachel Goodkind13
Medical Problems of Violinists and Violin Makers
Richard J. Lederman21
Performance on New and Old Instruments and Bows
Stephen Clapp, Gregory Fulkerson, and Norman Fischer46
What Players Look for in New Instruments61
Stephen Clapp. Norman Fischer, Jeffrey Irvine, &Marilyn; McDonald
The Berg Bow 75
Michael Duff
Nineteenth-Century English Bowmakers of the Dodd and Tubbs Families99
Philip Kass
Shaping Blocks for Cello Sides 143
Harold Hayslett
The XVII International Viola Congress157
Maurice W Riley
11 #1 1991
Building Violins in the Classical Italian Style3
Hans Weisshaar
Henri Temianka: A Long and Illustrious Musical Career57
Albert Mell
A New Light on Bow Action83
Norman Pickering
The Principles, Problems, and Philosophical Dilemma of Copying Historical Models93
Rowan Armour-Brown
A Look at the Violin in 16th- and 17th Century Poland117
Tyrone Greive
Some Further Thoughts on Clamps143
Roger Hargrave
Radiographic Examination of Violin and Cello Bows 153
Paul Stark
11 #2 1991 (18th Convention, Pt. 1)
Bending of Violin Top Plates: A Hypothesis 21
William M. Fulton
An Extensive Bibliography for Makers and Dealers: Problems and Solutions 37
Roberto Regazzi
Playing a New Instrument 51
Norman Fischer
Pictures from the Competition 65
Makers Forum71
German Bow Making and Bow Makers 91
Klaus Grunke
11 #3 1992 (18th Convention, Pt. 2)
British Makers of the Past and Present 3
Wilfred G. Saunders
Violin Making by the Conn Company Of Indiana31
Margaret Downie Banks
Pictures from the Competition77
Copying the Harrison Stradivari83
Douglas Cox
Traditional Fiddle Music of America113
Peter White
12 #1 1992
The Stati D'Anime of S. Faustino in Cremona: Tracing the Amati Family, 1641 to 1686 3
Philip Kass
In Memoriam: Hans Weisshaar 86
Margaret Shipman
Cremona after Stradivari: The Bergonzi and Storioni Families 91
Duane Rosengard
An Interview with Peter Paul Prier163
William Fulton
Bridge Feet: Why Do We Make Them Hollow? 183
Edward C. Campbell
Old Wood 191
Harry S. Wake
Fiddler's Chin or Neck: A Matter for Attention 197
J. James
12 #2 1992 (19th Convention)
The Witten-Rawlins Collection: International Intrigue and Big Bucks 13
Andre Larson
Ethics and Perspectives on the Preservation and Use of Our Instrumental Heritage 23
Margaret Banks, Charles Beare And Andrew Dipper
Violin Expertise: How Can We Be Sure Who Made What? 45
Charles Beare
The Importance of Giving the History Of the Violin Due Consideration: Update on Amati Research 67
Dan Draley
Issues of Restoration, Conservation And Repair 87
Andrew Dipper
Makers Forum 139
Edward Campbell, Tom Croen, Gregg Alf
Guided Tour of the Shrine to Music’s Galleries 157
Charles Beare
Violin Identification Quiz 183
Dan Draley
12 #3 1993 (20th Convention, Pt. 1)
The Trouble with Plate Tuning 21
Joseph Curtin
The Ceruti Family of Violin Makers 35
Duane Rosengard
What the Instrument Means to the Modern String Player 69
Raymond Page
The Unknown Portrait of a Well-Known Violin Maker: H.C. Silvestre92
Amnon Weinstein
Maker's Forum 111
Eric Chapman, Moderator
Tempo Relationships in the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach 131
Peter Susser
An Overview of the Carlisle convention 149
Haus Tausig
13 #1 1993 (20th Convention, Pt. 2)
A Practical Approach to Retouching 3
Margaret Shipman
Great British Frauds 15
John Dilworth
Instrument Recognition35
Roger Hargrave
The Alexander Technique 125
William Conable
The Violin 'Trade in 1992: An Economic Overview137
Philip M. Kass
Moravian Musicians and Musical Instrument Makers in Early America and the Influence on Them of the Saxon- Vogtlandisch Industry of Musical Instrument Making161
Frederick R. Seich
Informal Critique of the Competition195
Hans Tausig
13 #2 1994 (Joint Meeting VSA and CAS)
Modern Historical Research: The Violin As Art11
Philip Kass
Forty-five Years of Violin Acoustics 33
Norman Pickering
The Use of Mineral Ground Coatings for Violin Varnish 43
Andrew Dipper
Aids for Tuning Violin Components71
Oliver E. Rodgers
The Collector’s Point of View95
John Wells
Making Violins with Bent Plates123
William Fulton
A Conversation with Violinist Rachmael Weinnstock145
Albert Mell
A Pilot Study of the Identification of Preferred Violin Tone185
P. Thompson, A. Thompson, G.W. Caldersmith
The Art of Violin Making: From the Baroque to the Present199
Gianpaolo Gregori
13 #3 1994 (Proc.21st Convention.)
Overview of the Shirley Miller Bow Collection11
Shirley Miller
A Bow Maker's Perspective on the History of Bow Making 29
Yung Chin
Internal Tension in Violins, Violas, and Cellos 59
Peter Paul Prier
French Bows from 1800 to 1900 75
Paul Childs and James A. Warren
The Violin Forms of Stradivari 87
Stewart Pollens
Photographs from the Convention 121
Philip Kass
Discovering Bows for the Double Bass 133
Chris Brow
Bow Making and Microphotography 169
Philip Kass
14 #1 1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 1)
Violin Making in Germany: A General Overview23
Roland Baumgartner
Mountain Mahogany: A New Wood for an Old Trade45
Eric Meyer
Paganini: Virtuoso, Collector, Dealer 67
Joseph Gold
Top Wood Identification on a Macro and Micro Level89
Christopher Dungey and Jeffrey S. Robinson
Legal Issues for Luthiers 135
Carla Shapreau
Bending and Testing Violins 153
William M.Fullton
Christopher de Groot: VSA President-Elect 193
Service Award for Hans Tausig 197
Albert Mell
14 #2 1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 2)
The American School of Violin Making before 1950 3
David Bromberg
Francois Peccatte 39
Paul Childs
Makers' Forum 93
Thomas Oliver Croen (Moderator)
Archery and the Art of Violin Making 111
Amnon Weinstein
Common Ground: 1950 New York City and 1960 Mirecourt 137
Christopher Brown and Paul Schuback
Photographs from the Convention179
Jay Ifshin
Nicolaus Kittel: The Russian Tourte183
Kenway Lee
Louis Krasner: June 21, 1903 May 4, 1995211
Albert Mell
1994 VSA Competition Winners 213
14 #3 1996
Violin Making and Makers in the Contrada Strada in Milan: An Examination of the Stati d'Anime of Santo Stefano Maggiore 3
Carlo Chiesa
Stringed Instruments of the Milanese Liutai of the Contrada Larga 43
Philip J Kass
Information Sheet on Varnish and Ground 103
H. Burritt Miller
Sascha Jacobsen: A Master Violinist Remembered 111
David Wallace, Louis Kaufman, Louis Kievman
America's First School of Violin Making125
Frederick R. Selch and Joseph Peknik
Silicates "in Violino": Stiffening American Top Woods177
David Ludwik Chrapiewicz
The Suite for Violin and Piano: William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance 183
Rachel Vetta Huang
Joseph Gingold: Memories of an Artist, Pedagogue, and Friend197
Bertram Greenspan
In Memoriam: Rachmael Weinstock 1909-1996205
Albert Mell
Memories of Joseph Kun 209
Joseph Regh
15 #1 1996 (Proc.23d Conv. Pt 1)
Musical Instrument Appraisals and The Auction Process13
Kerry Keane
A New Type of Strings for Bowed Instruments 25
Norman Pickering
The Pressenda Family45
Phil Kass
French Violin Bridges101
Vahakn Nigogosian
Some Principles of Violin Setup115
Joseph Curtin
Yung Chin
French Instruments153
Peter Paul Prier
15 #2 1996 (Proc.12th Comp.)
Materials and Practical Techniques for Instrument Conservation 25
Joseph Grubaugh
Maestronet: Online Service 39
Mark Wells
Report on a Bass Bar Study65
Thomas Croen and William Atwood
Varnish Archaeology93
Geary Baese
Tourte Bows 97
Barnard Millant
Nicolo Amati: His Life and Times139
Philip Kass
An Overview of the Convention 199
Sam Compton
15 #3 1998 (Proc.12th Comp., Pt 2 and 24th Conv.)
CT Scanning of Stringed Instruments 3
John Waddle and Steve Sirr
Basic Elements of Bow Techniques 25
Richard Slavich
Troubleshooting Bow Rehairs 29
Rodney Mohr
Neck Resetting 37
Ben Ruth
Makers’ Forum Roundtable Discussion 55
John Waddle, Moderator
Marketing Stringed Instruments: A Publisher’s Perspective 77
David Lusterman
Learning from Guarneri93
Samuel Zygmuntowicz
Tonal Properties: Developing a Vocabulary For Describing Sound 129
Peter Prier
Video on Bending Plates 143
William Fulton
A Discussion on Bow-Making Styles 153
Yung Chin
Making Castings of Stringed Instruments 173
Gregg T. Alf and Sharon Que
Cremona in the Early 1960’s 217
Amnon Weinstein
16 #1 1999
The Early Violin Makers of New England3
John A. Gould
Le Messie 77
Stewart Pollens
An Interview with Violinist Bernard Robbins 102
Albert Mell
Nigo Remembered114
Albert Mell, Hans Tausig, Charles Beare, Charles Ruffino, Rene Morel, Anahid Avakian, Shem Guibbory, Ken Meyer Matthew Raimondi, Fredell Lack Einhorn, Etienne Vatelot
Joseph Joachim: A Connoisseur of
Fine Violins133
In Memorandum: Maurice Riley157
Eric Chapman
16 #2 1997(Proc.25th Conv.)
Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Musical Instruments 11
David Blanchfleld and John R. Watson
Musical Instrument Museums: Preserving the Past, Confronting the Future. 25
Andre Larson.
The Stringed Instrument Workshop at Oberlin: Its Past, Present, and Future,67
Christopher Germain
The Bow-Making Workshop at Oberlin College 103
Yung Chin
Adventures of a Concert Violist 111
Toby Appel
New Designs and Modern Violins 129
Guy Rabut
In Memoriam: Vahakn Nigogosian 145
Charles Rufino, Moderator
16#3 November 1998, Part I
How to Visualize Il Bel Suono in Real Time21
Giovanni Lucchi
The Conservation of Musical Instrument Woods43
Stephane Thomachot and Pamela Wellner
Tonal Adjustment 57
Ken Meyer
The Bridge: Materials, Function and Adjustments 73
Jean Louis Despiau
The Evolution of the Bow 97
Benoit Rolland
The Relationship of Fittings and Tone 107
Paul Schuback and Eric Meyer
The Pellegrina Experiment 147
David Rivinus
About the Double Bass173
Gary Karr
Berend Möller Memorial Award185
Barbara Van Itallie
An Overview of the Salt Lake City Convention 191
Sam Compton
17#1 November 1998, Part II
Awards Presented at the 1998 VSA Competition3
Audio Calipers: Interpreting the Work of Isaak Vigdorchik5
Tom Croen
A Holistic View of Violin Acoustics29
Norman Pickering
Varnishing Techniques: An 18th-Century European Mania, a Lasting Fascination55
Christine Arveil
Innovation in Violin Making75
Joseph Curtin
Ole Bull: A Renaissance Man85
Amnon Weinstein
Shop Safety127
Charles Rufino
Le Messie151
Stewart Pollens

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