Violin Factory made VS Handmade by Daniel Olsen

Violin Factory made VS Handmade by Daniel Olsen

Violin Factory made VS Handmade by Daniel Olsen

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27 Comments on "Violin Factory made VS Handmade by Daniel Olsen"

    that was a great explanation. I have a factory made one that was made in the 1920-1940 (I have been told two different ages) I do love it because it was my grandfather's violin. It sounds really nice, not too loud believe it or not

    Hello Daniel, is there a corporation follows similar procedure like luthier? What about Yamaha? I want to purchase something in range of $700-$800 and wonder if to get “student violin” from luthier or buy “commercial violin” from say Yamaha. Any advice? I play for 6 months, am 33yo, practice 1 hour every day and want sth better than gewapure violin set for 100€ 🙂

    I don't even play violin but I've watched ten of daniels videos because the skill and knowledge is undeniable … anyone who enjoys hands on projects or hobbies, no matter what they are, should watch these videos

    Daniel, I really appreciate your work. I would love to start making my own violins, since I love woodcraft and my family has been working with wood working since long ago. Do I know where I could find a good template with measures to start? Thank you!

    how do you determine ahead of combining the upper and lower plates whether they are optimally compatible? How can you hear them prior to final assembly, varnish, finishing? Is it purely instinct or are there objective tests of top and bottom you can conduct prior to assembly to measure compatibility?

    This is not right. First, currently CNC machines can do any thickness anywhere. Once you input the design surface, CNC can do more accurate then human beings. (I doesn’t mean the violin made by machine is better than violin makers do). Second, It seems to learn the theory of sound and vibration. Sound is never from a single part of violin body when violin is played or vibrated. It is sums of all mode shapes with different amount of contributions for certain pitch. That is why in the real life, we never hear a pure pitch even for tunned piano. and also why some violins are better than others even if they are from a same maker. Third, a lot of people talked about the propagation ability. They thought for a good violin, the sound generated near by is small but it could hear far and clear. It is totally wrong. The more power, the sound is bigger and could transmit longer distance. This is the sound theory. No exception for violins.

    That was really great! Great, simple teaching about the violin. And you are funny and a great comedian too!!! Thanks! Love it.

    Thanks Daniel for your videos. They are a joy to watch and very instructive.I very much admire your craftsmanship . Thank you Daniel.

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