People tried to reproduce the quality of a Stradivarius violin. Some luthiers have copied the shape of the violins, some used the same wood from the Alps to get the same quality wood for the stringed instruments. Some researchers even try to formulate the very varnish applied by Antonio Stradivari in the 1700 to his instruments. Some tried to find out what materials did Stradivari use for gluing the violin pieces together.
But no one has ever achieved the Stradivarius quality up to this very day. Some even said that the Cremona violin maker was just extremely lucky.
Now researchers shed light to find out the mystery of these beautiful instruments, some worth more than US$ 3,5 million. Scientists now turn to a certain fungus grown in the wood piece so that the wood has similar structural pores for the sound to vibrate in. Click here for more info on the fungus, click here for Antonio Stradivari.