Tag: Stradivarius

Letting Fungi Munch on Violin Wood Makes for a Better Sound

By Veronique Greenwood | September 11, 2012 12:37 pm

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Infected wood, soon to be carpeted in white fungus

File this under “news luthiers can use”: A Swiss materials scientist reports that siccing certain species of fungi on wood intended to be made into violins can result in instruments with superior sound quality, purportedly as lovely as that of a Stradivarius.

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