Fridolin Hamma

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Fridolin Hamma (1881–1969) was an influential German luthier from Stuttgart who authored two seminal reference books on violins:[1]

  1. Meister deutscher Geigenbaukunst (German Master Violin Makers) (1948) OCLC 720264583; Expanded edition (1961) OCLC 225270853
  2. Meister italienischer Geigenbaukunst (Italian Master Violin Makers) (1964) OCLC 3463469

He was the father of Walter Hamma (1916–1988), also a German luthier.

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  1. ^ Ältere und neuere Literatur zur Musikinstrumentenkunde, by John Henry van der Meer, Acta Musicologica, Vol. 51, Fasc. 1 (Jan. - Jun., 1979), pgs. 34–35, published by the de:International Musicological Society (accessed: 18/10/2013), OCLC 4892830290, ISSN 0001-6241