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  1. Hi, Could anyone shed some light on this violin? Thanks
  2. I didn't bid on it but I did like the red color. So it is a relatively new violin?
  3. Hi, Please I would like to have information regarding this violin. Was it french? german? how about its quality? I liked the red back Thank you
  4. Going further, if quality of sound is the ultimate goal of lutherie, then could there exist a scientific approach? it would always be a matter of subjective tastes or of statistics. Till now science and scientific methods applied to stringed instruments, such as violins, have mostly been used to scientificaly explain what makes a good violin good, but have not been used (or failed) to explain why such violin was good. Edit: sorry Carl I hadn't seen your post, but there you have my answer
  5. I've decided to start a new topic to adress this question, rather to spoil Don Noon's What does the back do? Is not my intention at all to question Don Noon (and others) research, nor was it the reason that brought me to open this thread. Actually I'm very happy that people try to scientificaly explain how an instrument works, beacuse I think there's a lot of mysticism, economic interests, and build-up over the years beliefs on the subject. But I've been reading lately about the science philosopher Karl Popper and his works on the Falsifiability. Here comes an excerpt from Wikipedia (of course!) <<Falsifiability or refutability of a statement, hypothesis, or theory is an inherent possibility to prove it to be false. A statement is called falsifiable if it is possible to conceive an observation or an argument which proves the statement in question to be false. In this sense, falsify is synonymous with nullify, meaning not "to commit fraud" but "show to be false". Some philosophers argue that science must be falsifiable. For example, by the problem of induction, no number of confirming observations can verify a universal generalization, such as All swans are white, yet it is logically possible to falsify it by observing a single black swan. Thus, the term falsifiability is sometimes synonymous to testability. Some statements, such as It will be raining here in one million years, are falsifiable in principle, but not in practice.[2] The concern with falsifiability gained attention by way of philosopher of science Karl Popper's scientific epistemology "falsificationism". Popper stresses the problem of demarcation—distinguishing the scientific from the unscientific—and makes falsifiability the demarcation criterion, such that what is unfalsifiable is classified as unscientific, and the practice of declaring an unfalsifiable theory to be scientifically true is pseudoscience.>> So, what's a luthier?...An artist?, a very talented person?, a scientist?, a master on its field?...one might think there's no science in shoemaking but just a "savoir-faire" as the frenchs would said If the response is no, should lutherie become a science?
  6. Now you'd have to explain that term to Sundays
  7. Thank you, racket ball would suit my example
  8. BTW I'm courious if someone has ever record the sound of a violin without soundpost?
  9. Again I'm just a violin play..student! But when reading the OP question an idea came to my mind: Imagine the 'fronton game' (I'm sorry I'm not sure how it's said in english) but essentialy you must hit an elastic rubber ball with a racket, the ball flies off till it reaches the fronton wall which bounces it back. The ball would act as the sound waves The racket (or the racket net) would act as the violin top. It is softer than the wall, imposes direction, stile, angle, etc., to the ball. The wall would act as the back of the violin. It is harder than the racket and has not the same delicacy or accuracy. Its function primarily to bounce the ball back, and different stiffnes and roughness on the wall would directily affect its 'response'. Hitherto my idea If you ask how does the violin back do this? that's another question. Disclaimer: All information providen on this post has no reliability at all so take care and skip it if necessary
  10. Anyone knows the model name of that chinrest? I'm sorry I've found no more pictures of it on the net
  11. Just a newbie here but I won't make use of olive oil. It would become very dirty with time
  12. Completely agree. I posted the link seriously, I thought she (Kate) were very lucky there were a genealogy forum specially dedicated to the Mohr surname.
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