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Review: Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Dan Erlewine and Paul Newson

Review: Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Dan Erlewine with Paul Newson

Reviewed by George Manno

Originally published in American Lutherie #11, 1987 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume One, 2000

Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments
Dan Erlewine with Paul Newson
VHS videotape (90 minutes)
$26.95 from Stewart-MacDonald (1999)

Teaching violin repairs from a television set! This first struck me as a most inane idea. My thoughts quickly changed after watching the first five minutes of this tape.

Paul Newson is a fine repairman, and with Dan Erlewine’s commentary, this tape on violin repair and adjustments is a very good shop aid for a young luthier just starting out.

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