SERGE DRIJAKOFF LUTHIER
VIOLIN AND VIOLA MAKING (on order only)
What is a violin?
A violin is a sound body, with a neck, with four pegs wich stretch four strings, attached to a tailpiece, the four strings exerting pressure on a bridge. The violin is tuned in fifth from bass to treble strings: G, D, A, E.
How is the sound of the violin produced?
The sound of a violin is produced through the bow, with its horsehair wick coated with rosin, which causes the strings to vibrate. The musician presses his bow, making the strings vibrate. The strings animated by a complex oscillatory movement, transmit the vibrations to the bridge of the violin which, the bridge, sets in motion the both soundboard and back mechanically linked by the soul, setting in vibration the air cushion contained in the violin box, thus generating the tone of the violin.