Andrea Amati in the 16th century and then perfected by Antonio Stradivari a century later.As an object, the violin is one of mankind's great accomplishments. Despite radical changes in society and technology, the design of the violin has changed very little since it was standardized by
That means that in any given orchestra, musicians are holding violins whose year of origin can range across centuries. Mind-boggling! One violinist might play on an Italian fiddle made in the 1700s; another on a 19th c. French violin, another on an American violin made just last year.
The three violins in my possession range greatly as well, with one made in the 19th, one in the 20th, and one in the 21st century!
For this vote, select the century when your most-frequently-played violin, viola or cello was made. Then tell us about it in the comments section, and you can also tell us the dates of any other instruments you have.
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