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Our fine violin experiments


Nowadays musicians everywhere and always are alike - they want more sound from their instrument.

Strange start

Once a violinist tried our violin and decided it was quite silent. He also tried a factory made violin and decided it sounded louder, and was therefore better.

Later we repeated the same experiment with same violins in a big concert hall. Result was just opposite: the well tuned violin was audible every corner of a hall while it was difficult to hear the factory made violin in some positions.

Not so strange proceeding

Later we (musicians and makers) performed the test with different violins in different halls. As a rule, results were similar - favourable for properly made and completely tuned violins.

Searching for answers

Having a scientific etc. background, I tried to find out answers for the phenomenon we experienced. It is not so complicated to understand why a violin with inadequately tuned plates sounds more loudly at small distances only. Violin with untuned plates tends to vibrate at lots of different harmonics (overtones) at the same time, while well tuned plates ensure the violin vibrates at fewer, but more powerful, so most probably more audible harmonics.


My assumption was confirmed in a laboratory. We listened for a sinusoidal and triangle signal of the same intensity. Triangle signal always sounds louder, more aggressively etc. But this signal consists of lots of harmonics while sinusoidal signal - just one (major) harmonic.

Finally, some additional thoughts.

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At last I have my ideal violin. I turned down 14 instruments which came from all around the country, including an original cremonese violin, which I just couldn't convince myself to like. However I had no second thoughts about my new violin, made by Czes and Birute Kul, and instantly knew this was the one. The violin has very clean articulation and a sweet tone, also
projecting well. I have had many compliments about it. A lot of careful workmanship has obviously gone into the violin, which is very elegant and distinctive in looks. Before you look anywhere else, I strongly recomend Czes and Birute. It could save a lot of trouble, time and money.

Sarah K., Wellington

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