My mother-in-law sent me an article from the NY Times about violins being constructed out of new materials, i.e. balsa wood and graphite. Has anyone heard any of these instruments (particularly the balsa - I am somewhat familiar with graphite instruments)? What do you think about violin family instruments being made out of non-traditional materials? Can we still call them violins?
I am trying to be open-minded about this but something in me rebels against the idea.
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