Violin Design

…On the Pythagorean Tradition

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The outer form, or design, of a violin, has traditionally been seen as a reflection of its inner purpose — music. The elegant proportions, lines, and curves of a classic violin strike us with an immediate sense of easy grace and timeless perfection. We feel a harmony of design that we take in with our eyes as well as our ears, and which hints to us of a music that is deeper and more fundamental than that which our separate senses can discern.