This legendary publication is now eight volumes of 300 well-certified instruments that have been meticulously and expertly photographed by some of the world’s best photographers. Every detail of these beautiful instruments is reproduced life-size including the cellos, which reach a size of approximately 960 mm by 450 mm. The printing technique chosen for these reproductions makes use of a special varnishing to preserve and enhance the beauty of the instruments.
This collection of instruments, crafted by the legendary Antonio Stradivari, are fully researched, compiled, and photographed as they never have been published before. Featuring 148 well-certified instruments, the volumes contain the history of every featured instrument, thoroughly researched and carefully written by by Jost Thöne, Jan Rohrmann and Alessandra Barabaschi, alongside comprehensive essays by the distinguished experts Florian Leonhard, Simon Morris, director of J. & A. Beare Ltd, and Carlo Chiesa.