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The Strad Shop is brought to you by The Strad, the essential magazine for the string music world since 1890. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad keeps readers informed about the latest news, ground breaking research, and techniques in all aspects of playing and making stringed instruments through its print and digital platforms.

The Strad Shop is the number one source for difficult-to-obtain books, CDs and DVDs. It also boasts an exclusive range of posters and calendars published by The Strad. We regularly add new items and check prices to ensure we offer a competitive service. The areas we cover include:


Luthiers past and present, collections of historic instruments and bows, and The Best of Trade Secrets – three compilations of The Strad’s monthly lutherie section where makers reveal their techniques.


Exercises and essays on improving technique on the violin, viola and cello. Includes two collections of articles from our popular Masterclass series in which some of the world’s top soloists give tips on playing great works from the repertoire.


Biographies and memoirs of great violinists, cellists and violists, as well as books on instrument care and selected musical works.