In this Revised Edition, Brian has introduced a new section on Antiquing! This is still the first and only book of its kind to clearly & informatively lay out the intriguing process of violin retouching. This book has been sold all over the world and he is honored, at the following it has created. From Cremona, Italy to China, in Europe and the USA. It is a beautifully illustrated instructional manual filled with crisp philosophy and heartwarming reminiscences throughout its pages. This is truly a gem for the lay person or for the professional crafts-person looking for a different perspective to an old tradition.
In this unique step by step instructional guide for bowed instrument restorers, author and restorer Brian Epp illustrates with color photography a one-of-its-kind teaching manual, printed in a format that is easy to use at the workbench. This second edition includes expanded descriptions, additional photos, new sections on reducing raised cracks and working with antique or valuable instruments, plus a question and answer appendix.