Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave from visionary director Steve McQueen. NOW PLAYING in select theaters! Also starring Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard.
Jascha Heifetz playing violin in Mili’s darkened studio as light attached to his bow traces the bow movement. Photo by Gjon Mili,1952.
Can someone PLEASE give me the link to that specific bag? I can’t find it on the website and I don’t read or speak Japanese. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!
this should be it; but apparently they’re sold out :(
The oldest documented violin to have four strings, like the modern violin, is supposed to have been constructed in 1555 by Andrea Amati.
Here is a list of some of the most famous violin makers of the past, and their individual labels. It’s good to know them in case you ever stumble across some old violin. You never know.. :)
Steampunk Violin Beetle by Jake Howe
A split violin was the impetus for this Naked Lunch-esque beetle violin, just presumably without the talking or hallucinatory wackiness. Jake’s Steampunk contraption features a carapace that opens and closes, as well as fully articulated legs, which can be positioned to wear on your back! Make your very own wearable steampunk violin musical instrument beetle backpack fashion plate (phew!) at instructables.
Violin, ca. 1685
Joachim Tielke (German, 1641–1719)
Italy was not the only country that produced fine violins. Germany was the birthplace of many fine makers, including Jacob Stainer (1617–1683) and Joachim Tielke, the maker of the instrument shown here. Tielke’s Hamburg workshop produced a great variety of instruments (many were richly decorated with ivory, ebony, and tortoiseshell), including lutes, guitars, citterns, and violins. His violins typically have very delicate edgework and corners, pegboxes terminating in human or animal heads, and often bird’s eye figured maple backs and sides.
This violin retains its original neck, though it has been angled back and reshaped in conformance with modern playing requirements. The back and sides are of bird’s eye maple.