Every music lover, being at least something of an audiophile too, will have already compared one or two audio systems with a real musical instrument, especially when the reproduced sound comes very soon after the real event. Musical timbres are also compared to colors, tastes, and flavors, exactly like good wines are. In both cases, however, excellence is rarely due to chance…
Do you know how one creates a musical instrument, exactly?
Let us take as an example the double bass, truly a masterpiece of the luthier’s work. Everything in this instrument reminds one of fine art and elegance.
Different species of wood are utilized in the construction process. The neck, the fingerboard, and the resonating body, each has its own characteristics, being mechanical resistance, density, and typical timbre.
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