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Jax RCFB Bowed Strings & Fretless Lutes Musical
Instruments Page Here is a 2x2 matrix of the common
fingerboard string instruments:
1. viola da gamba, esraj,
3. violin, viol, sarangi,
2. guitar, mandolin, ukelele,
banjo, bouzouki, etc.
4. oud, sarod, fretless bass
guitar, fretless guitar, etc.
This page contains links to online information and
resources regarding the instruments in boxes 1,3 and 4: i.e.
violins, viols and fretless lutes. The scope is broad with a
certain emphasis being placed on information useful to those of
us who live in Colorado.
Inclusion of any individual or organization here is not
intended to disparage any individual or organization not
appearing on this page. The selection is personal and
eclectic. Please if you have Web pages of immediate interest to bowed
strings players and enthusiasts!
Hardanger Fiddle ( Hardingfele)
designed to create a giant gallery of fretless basses.
Bass Method by Chuck
Sher is a great bass viol/guitar book, especially valuable
to the experienced bassist who wishes to brush up on the
theoretical aspects of bass playing.
Unfretted is about
Productions has a booklet + tape Studies for Arabic Music on
playing Arabic maqams (scales) on the violin.
Kemence.Com is the
world's only site about the Turkish rebec-like kemence
Parts and Instrument Sales
Transducers manufactures electronic pickups for bowed
strings and manufactures their own acoustic-electric
Café sells premium quality upright basses.
Ltd in Seattle is quite a beautiful store.
BSXBass makes an electric
upright bass. Wow, I tried one of these, I love it.
is a good online site to view high-end instruments and
Eminence electric upright
has very inexpensive entry-level basses and appears to have
good reputation for prompt delivery of sound instruments if
you're interested in taking the leap to upright bass.
David among other
virtues trades in Hardanger fiddles. Golber Violins
Gollihur Music - Bob
Gollihur really seems to love the instrument!
Holliman Electric Violins
Supply, Inc. is "a supplier of tone woods and accessories
for making and repairing wood stringed instruments".
Bowed Instruments makes some of the prettiest electric
bowed strings I've seen!
Straps for custom bass guitar straps.
Kolaczny Music is a
Denver family-owned music business in its third (!!) generation
where they do excellent double bass repair.
Lemur Music are double
makes very nice acoustic-electric fretless bass
guitars. Kelly Guitar
Bass makes high-end laminated upright basses.
Electric Upright Bass is inexpensive.
Perry, Violin Maker
... ever wondered from where all those Chinese-made instruments
Area Violin and Bow Makers is a directory.
has a very interesting string ID
search page which can tell you what strings you have on
Ross Double Bass
Ken Smith Basses
Steinberger Electric Upright Bass, Cello, Viola, and
Stevens Violin Company
claims to have "everything for building and repairing stringed
Direct Instrument Construction Page with lots of useful
explanations and measurements.
Tulsa Violin does
repairs including rehair of bows.
Upton Bass for your
bass fiddle needs including rehair of bows.
of Norway sometimes deals in Hardanger Fiddles .
Yuehe Violins and Bows
in case you ever wondered about all those Chinese-made
Zaret and Sons
Zeta Music MIDI
electric violins, violas, cellos and basses
favorite Colorado upright bass player. Diamond
Sandy L. is a Colorado upright
Michi is a Colorado violinist
of note. Regier
Lionel is a noted Colorado
classical violinist who also plays amazing blues and jazz on
5-string electric. Young
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