I know it's common knowledge that hand-made violins are infinitely superior to machine-made violins, but from my viewpoint, it doesn't make too much sense. With the modern technology available today, wouldn't machines be able to carve a violin that would acoustically cause the best tone, with a perfectly smooth surface?
I feel like machines could carve violins with more precision, and therefore quality, than hand-made instruments, but this is evidently not so. Could someone enlighten me?
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