Meghan shared this awesome link about a group of people trying to replicate famous instruments using CT scans.
Once we have obtained CT scans of a violin and have chosen wood that matches the wood of the original, Steve Rossow can carve duplicate parts digitally, using his CNC machine. A CNC machine is a precision carving machine. It can carve wood more accurately than a human can. The next picture shows Stradivari’s beautiful arching being re-created using our new process.Source: waddleviolins.com
Wow. Click through for others. I would love for us to do something like this some day!Source: behance.net
Here’s something I’ve learned: even some of the best violinists don’t own their instruments.
Wikipedia has a list of Strads on loan, which fascinates me for some reason.
Someone told me that people are drawn to the instrument that most closely matches the timbre of their own voice.