Geigenbau: Eine Anleitung zum Selbstbau von Violine und Viola. Wolfgang Fiwek.
The author Wolfgang Fiwek looked over the shoulder of self-taught luthier Klaus Andrees and presents his methods to the reader in full detail.
Following these steps, high-quality instruments can be easily made.
Using his method described in the book, everyone having basic knowledge and workshop equipment (plus some specific tools for instrument making) will be able to make a violin or viola of good quality.
Today, even top musicians play on the instruments made by Andrees.
The book consists of some chapters about the history of violin making, the characteristics of tonewood, an explanation about the need to get the feel for an instrument as well as physical and botanical background information.