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Wed, 29th Jun 2016

Silky sounds - making violins from silk

Acoustic and Electric Violins (c) Rottweiler @ Wikipedia

When it comes to making musical instruments, there’s as much science in today’s violins as there is art. While many manufacturers around the world are still creating wooden violins, others are turning to alternative materials such as carbon fibre. But, as Kat Arney discovered, the natural world may provide even more options for making instruments with exciting new sound properties.

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