Stradivari & his incompetent sons: Croissant

violin scroll = croissant

Pros: good symmetry.

Cons: lacks fluting, sloppy chamfer, drooping eyes/ears, it’s a croissant.

Once, I was really hungry at my CNC job, and I kind of hallucinated that I was taking cookies out of the oven and placing them on a cooling rack. Except the cookies were gears, and the oven was an ID grinder. But the cooling rack actually was a cooling rack.


VSA 2014: Claudia’s Nightmare

claudia fritz paris experiment nightmare

Claudia Fritz is one of the designers of the Paris experiment, the double-blind test of preference of old Italian violins and newly made violins. Its results made a few people angry, with implications such as newly made instruments sound just as good as Strads, and professional violinists can’t tell the difference by playing in a room or concert hall.

Some more official back story:

Personally, I’m very happy this experiment happened. Then again, I’m with the luthiers:

claudia fritz paris experiment results


Either way the results went, people were gonna get angry.