Magical Strings West
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Local Violin Dealers
1350 Grant Rd, Suite 13, Mountain View, CA 94040
171 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
Kamimoto String Instruments
609 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112
West Valley Music
262 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Playing the violin burns approximately 170 calories per hour. Forget about your workout and start practicing harder!
The world record in cycling backwards playing a violin is 60.45 kilometres in 5 hours 8 seconds.
The most expensive violin in the world was made by Giuseppe Guarneri in 1741. This extravagant violin was appraised with a value of $18 million.
Violin bows typically contain 150 to 200 hairs. They can be made up of a variety of materials including nylon and horse hair.
Violin strings were first made of sheep gut (commonly known as catgut), which was stretched, dried, and twisted.
The modern violin has been around for roughly 500 years. It was said to have been designed in the 1500’s by Andrea Amati.