Posted 31 May 2002 - 08:11 PM
I saw a violin for sell the other day made with what I would call round-edges. This thing had no lip on the top or bottom, but rounded edges. It is like nothing I have ever seen.
Where would this style come from? Would this style be any good as far as violins are concerned?
Posted 31 May 2002 - 11:14 PM
Here's a quote from Beament's book 'The Violin Explained.' I believe his source is Lothar Cremer's authoritative work on the physics of violins:
"Altogether one has to conclude that there is no evidence that any particular or specific shape or detail of the box has any special acoustical significance other than the arching of the front."
I don't know if it's as simple as that, but it makes for interesting debates.
Posted 01 June 2002 - 12:48 AM
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Posted 01 June 2002 - 08:11 PM
Also, is this something that caught on in Russia and are others making this style of violin? It will be cheap and it does not have a label, but it is in great shape.
Posted 03 June 2002 - 07:26 AM
Posted 03 June 2002 - 08:31 AM
They don't look wierd until you get up close. Then, it's noticable that the edges are round.
Posted 03 June 2002 - 03:40 PM
Posted 03 June 2002 - 06:23 PM
It came with the top already removed, a bonus I guess. Anyway, the bass bar is integral, very short, and the workmanship inside is very poor. I haven't bothered to do anything with it, as I see it as a wallhanger only.
Posted 03 June 2002 - 07:05 PM
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