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Stradivarius built using an X-ray

Researchers have produced a Stradivarius violin using an X-ray.
Making a violin through an x-ray machine
A Stradivarius violin has been produced in a highly unconventional way – through the use of an X-ray scanner.

The legendary musical instrument, whose sound is said to be one the purest of its kinds, was reproduced by researchers through a device that is typically used to detect injuries and cancers, reported the BBC.

Through the use of a CAT (computerised axial tomography) scan, the rare 307-year-old violin was scanned into a computer. In total, over 1,000 images were taken.

From this data the instrument was created as near to its original shape as possible, a result which could have radical implications as to how musical instruments are made in the future.

"There is a lot of anatomy - I'm used to evaluating anatomy in people and I saw a lot of detail that I had no understanding of, so I took the CT scan to my friend John Waddle, who is a violin maker, and I gave him the images," radiologist Steven Sirr told the BBC.

In similar news the orchestra of Fort Worth Symphony were basking in joy after being gifted another Stradivarius violin.


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