Building Ultralight Violins
By Joseph Curtin, VSA, Fall 2007
Before talking about the possibilities for building ultra-light violins, we should first ask: Why would anyone want to build a lighter violin? I remember my teacher Otto Erdesz saying, “I don’t like light violins. They’re like light cameras – they feel cheap.” He was probably only half serious. He often told me, “If you take my advice, you do what you want,” which was a nice thing to hear at the beginning of a career.