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The Dilworth Dictionary

This is an essential reference book for people working with or interested in stringed musical instruments.

Posted By:
Sarah Buchanan
Thu 5th September 19

This is an essential reference book for people working with or interested in stringed musical instruments. Written by John Dilworth, a leading industry expert and published in 2012, this book combines accurate biographical information and Dilworth's observations about past makers. An extensive image reference resource is to be found at the back. The book integrates the author's direct observation of instruments with a large number of primary and secondary sources on makers around the world. The sources and reliability of the information within the book is clearly indicated allowing the reader to form a considered judgement of individual entries. With a limited print run of 1000 each book is uniquely numbered and is the perfect workbench companion.

Philip Kass for The Strad, 2012

"To summarize, this book is a valuable addition to any library, doubly so for English speakers’ libraries, and has already taken a prominent place on my bookshelf, where one day it will no doubt be the most weathered and worn book on hand."


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Signed by the author copies - £200. If this is of interest please email sarah@amati.com.

Amazon Review

"This is an absolutely wonderful resource, it is a modern "Henley" without all the superfluous language. It contains not only the authors descriptions from his vast knowledge but information researched from a dozen or more older sources."

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