Violin Auction Pics

June 24, 2006 at 04:53 AM · Does anyone know where I can purchase the "auction photos" of fine old violins? I'm looking to decorate my studio with violin pics, and I just want very detailed, simple photos of the wine glass, pianos, or ballet shoes needed!

I've found plenty of pics on line, but need to find something that is detailed to print at 8 X 10 or so.

Any help....Luthiers?


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June 24, 2006 at 06:21 AM · The large pictures at Tariso would easily print to that size. I assume they're crisp shots, but I've never looked at them that carefully.

June 24, 2006 at 12:33 PM · Thanks Jim,

The pictures are great, but when posted on the net, they're only at around 70 dpi, so from what I can tell, if printing at 300 dpi which is not great quality, you may only be able to get it to around 4 X 6. I emailed Tarisio, asking if they could point me to how to get a real copy of the photo's but I haven't heard anything yet.

June 24, 2006 at 02:42 PM · Many old Strad magazines feature classic old violins as centerfolds.

Even better, I think it's possible to order these centerfolds from Strad magazine.

June 24, 2006 at 09:51 PM · Andrew, that's not exacly right. Go to the page below and click on the small picture of the front. Then when the big picture pops up, click on that picture, then a huge picture comes up, one that would easily go to 16x20. That particular pic, I don't like the color rendition. In my limited in-person experience with them, in spite of all the poetry they're just brown.

June 25, 2006 at 11:24 AM · You may wish to review copyright law before blowing up images taken from commercial websites and using them in a commercial setting.

I'd use Strad posters. I have bunches of them!

I also put up B&F pinup calendars. But I hand up large numbers of fine old fiddles, too. Violin porn.

June 25, 2006 at 12:59 PM · How large are the posters you can purchase from Strad? Their website didn't have any sizes listed.


June 25, 2006 at 03:21 PM ·

June 25, 2006 at 03:43 PM · You call that stuff "violin porn" too Stephen Perry???

That's great. Strad magazine is the "Playboy" of the violin world! And yes, we all read the articles!

If Strad is "Playboy", then Strings Magazine is "Hustler"! Strings is also littered with pinup caliber photos.

June 25, 2006 at 04:05 PM · You mean I can come out of the closet and read the Strad magazine in public without being embarrassed? Cool.

June 26, 2006 at 01:06 AM · Strad posters show life-size images. Nice.

Hello, my name is Steve and I am a violin porn addict. I even take my own pictures.

June 26, 2006 at 04:35 AM · I wonder how any non-violinist or musician would react if they read this discussion.

June 26, 2006 at 12:59 PM · Good point Enosh.

July 6, 2006 at 05:50 PM · Well, this is what I would suggest.

Go to a college or university around your area that has a photography department.

There are a ton of students who would be willing to photograph vioins for you - to be able to say their work is hung somewhere. They could probably also ask students in the music department if they could photograph their instruments.

I know that when I was in school, I would have been more than willing to do so - for very little in return.

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