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Treatise on the construction, preservation, repair, of the violin and all bow instruments

Here is a book written by Jacob Augustus Otto in 1833. A lot of what he says still holds today. The full text can be downloaded in PDF format by registered users here.


A Comparison of Wood Density between Classical Cremonese and Modern Violins

This article is available for download in PDF format for registerd users here.

The densities of five classical and eight modern violins were compared, using computed tomography and specially developed image-processing software.

Berend C. Stoel1, Terry M. Borman2

1 Department of Radiology, Division of Image Processing, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2 Borman Violins, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America


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