Produced in conjunction with the Museum of Making Music's special exhibition, "The Violin in America," that appeared at the Museum from February 23, 2008 through September 7, 2008.
Are all violins alike? What makes them different? Kevin Smith from The Violin Shop in San Diego gives us a very brief look at the two most common models of violin, the Stradivari and Guarneri.
Why are violins different colors?
What parts make up a violin? Kevin Smith of The Violin Shop in San Diego shows us the primary components of a violin as well as some additional pieces that make up the instrument.
What kind of woods are used to make a violin?
What variations make violins unique from each other?
What does a modern violin look like?
What makes a violin "sound good?" Kevin Smith of The Violin Shop in San Diego explains three qualities that most musicians look for in a violin that is described as being good in quality.
Want to purchase or rent a fine violin?