Consider a hypothetical: Three violins are identical in every respect: same age; same wood;
same model; same dimensions...same everything.
On day one, all are played and sound the same. For 20 years each one is subjected to the same temperature and humidity environment. Violin #1 is never played. #2 is played eight hours daily. #3 is never played but is put on a stand facing a nearby Hi Fi speaker activated eight hours daily. After 20 years all are played again. Might they still sound the same- although improved; or might one sound better and if so which one?
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