Are Chinese-made violins better than German?

Answer On One Hand: China Produces Affordable, High-Quality ViolinsAlthough China was once known for its poorly made violins, access to cheap labor has recently allowed the nation to produce violins that ... Read More »

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European vs. Chinese Violins?

Chinese violins include the two-stringed erhu, which dates from the Song Dynasty around 400 A.D. The erhu is still played in modern China, as is the four-stringed violin developed in Europe during ... Read More »

What are violins made from?

The top portion of the violin is made from quarter-sawn spruce, while the sides, back and neck are constructed from quarter-sawn maple. Violins have several internal parts constructed out of willow... Read More »

Where are Rothenburg violins made?

Advertisers and eBay vendors sometimes claim that Rothenburg violins are made in a small factory in Rothenburg, Germany. Although the name recalls the traditional walled city, the inexpensive stude... Read More »

Why are violins made of wood?

The violin is part of the string family, which includes the viola, the cello and the string bass. Some violins--such as the electric violins used for jazz and rock--can be made of polymer resins or... Read More »