Dating old violins
My goal is to work together with enthusiastic musicians, like you, to find your perfect instrument, and keep your own individual violin, viola or cello set up to optimally suit your needs.I specialize in creating optimal acoustics and playability in old and new instruments for players of all levels."The instruments that they produced were shaped by where they were in history and where they were at."Violin making also tended to be a family business passed down through the generations, so "human relatedness was also contributing to the different violin shapes throughout history," Chitwood added.
The sight of those splintered openings was hard to bear – but now I have my cello back looking and sounding great! I use the most up to date restoration techniques that will always seek to preserve as much of the original as possible and I try to always keep informed in the latest techniques, so I can do the work in the best possible way for the instrument and the musician.
[Creative Genius: The World's Greatest Minds]While examining the outlines of violins, Chitwood also found that using his analysis, the shape of a viola is indistinguishable from that of a violin about 63 percent of the time.