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Strad Fungus


1995-antonio-stradivari-violinPeople 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.

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An arts journalist, a conductor, an educator, a young arts manager whose passion drove him to leave a multinational IT cooperation to study Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in London and went back to Indonesia to build the scene there.

3 Comments on Strad Fungus

  1. Jane Pietra // 1 Desember 2008 pukul 7:52 pm //

    Stradivarius adalah biola yang paling di incer sama para violinist karena bunyinya yang khas dan sebenernya sih kalo menurut gw sangat sulit dijelaskan dengan kata-kata (karena khas banget). Entah apa yang bisa membuatnya seperti itu, dan ternyata ilmuan Swiss itu mencoba untuk membuat replikanya dengan menggunakan kayu yang ada kandungan fungus Xylaria longipes.
    tapi gak tau tuh hasil terbarunya..Apakah sudah bisa sama dengan kualitas stradivarius yang asli atau belum…Kalau udah, beliin gw satu stradivarius yah Mike…hehehehehe

  2. hehehe… but it’s not strad afterall kan bu…. hehehe

  3. Jane Pietra // 3 Desember 2008 pukul 3:04 pm //

    iya sih, tapi kan menyerupai…
    paling gak kualitasnya lebih bagus dibanding biola gw yang sekarang…

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