A recent article posted on the science website Phys.org offered some interesting research on how famous violin builders Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppi Guarneri “del Gesu” were able to create instruments of such incredible sound quality more than two centuries ago. Turns out, it was not necessarily the luthiers’ skill in building their instruments that gave […]
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The Biology of Violins
Violist Dan Chitwood, a biologist who ordinarily studies leaves, employed the skills and analysis methods normally used to quantify leaf shape over time to study how string instruments have evolved.