The soul, the élan, the personality. Although there is accuracy in shapes and the recreation of the model there are no two identical instruments, the same as what happens with people. The maker, through skills, knowledge, technique and sensitivity is able to predict the acoustic properties of the instrument he is making. The personality of the instrument, its reaction to different registers, the colour of sound will have to wait to be known. The birth of an instrument, similarly to what happens with humans, always implies a part of happy unknown quantity.
The construction of the instrument's personality does not finish with the luthier. The violin is a container of experiences and at the same time is pliable and convertible within the limits of its potentials. Its personality is the outcome of the maker, modulated by the education he received through years. Similarly to what occurs with human beings.
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