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How Carleen Hutchins Used Science To Create Better Violins

Quincy Whitney, author of "American Luthier: The Art & Science of the Violin", tells the tale of Carleen Hutchins - former high school science teacher, violinmaker and researcher, best known for her creation, in the 1950s/60s, of a family of eight proportionally-sized violins now known as the violin octet and for a considerable body of research into the acoustics of violins.

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Michael Bradley Christopher Furlong Andrew Burton Oli Scarff Ben Pruchnie