In blind test, soloists like new violins over old


“…the fundamental premise of tonal superiority has not yet been properly investigated.”  n&submit=yes&x=0&y=0  bstract ABSTRACT Most violinists believe that instruments by Stradivari and Guarneri “del Gesu” are tonally superior to other violins–and to new violins in particular. Many mechanical and acoustical factors have been proposed to account for this superiority; however, the fundamental premise of … Read more