What areas of the instrument are included in this study?
..In alphabetical order, these areas have been studied:
..The Rub Tone of violin making wood.
..The violin Back Plate.
..The violin Bass Bar.
..Violin Bow acoustics.
..The violin Bridge.
..The violin End Pin. (The tailgut of the tailpiece wraps around this anchor).
..The violin Fingerboard.
..The violin Neck.
..The violin Nut (the small block of wood the strings rest upon near the peg box).
..The violin Ribs.
..The violin Saddle (the small block of wood the tailpiece tailgut rests upon.
..The violin Scroll.
..The violin Sound Holes (ff holes) that let the sound escape the sound box.
..The sound post.
..The violin String Bar of the tailpiece (the small block of wood the strings rest upon).
..The violin tail gut.
..The violin Tail Piece.
..The violin Top Plate(also known as the Belly).
..The violin tuning pegs.
..The violin Varnish.
..The violin Varnish Ground.
..Unless I am mistaken, I believe this information applied, along with the best standard violin making practice and materials will produce consistently good instruments.
...Please keep in mind that instrument weight does matter: a full sized violin (14" body length) should weigh 400 grams ready to play (but without the chin rest).