A new publication on The American Violin by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers (AFVBM) is due to be published soon. This book comprises a comprehensive survey tracing the development and art of violin and bow making in America. For more details about the book and the pre-publication subscriptions offers, visit their website:

Violin and Bow Makers of Australia, written and photographed by Alan Coggins, represents the definitive listing of Australian stringed instrument makers, from the early 1800s through to the present day. There are biographical entries for over 500 makers, ranging from all of the well-known professionals to most of the part-time makers and amateur hobbyists. The text is accompanied by 282 high resolution, studio photographs showing 47 significant examples. To buy a copy visit: