Do violins increase in value?

How does it happen? For a violin to grow in value, the string must produce more sound (or “energy”) in relation to its volume (or “mass”), and the instrument must be able to repeat the sound it made in the past.

If the volume of an object shrinks over time, this is called an acoustic decay and is called “decaying.” For example, the volume of the violin decreases as the string becomes softer and is no longer able to generate as much sound as it used to.

Violin players tend to use strings of a high quality to produce more energy (sound) in these types of situations.


In music theory, there are a variety of concepts which relate physical principles to musical relationships. For example, the concept of pitch is not just about the sound waves we feel while playing an instrument. All musical instruments produce sound, and the way in which sound plays an important part in the overall experience we have when we hear music.

What is an instrument or instrument part?

A musical instrument is anything the human mind would think of as an instrument. Examples include the violin; drums; bells; and a violin bow (which is called a mallet). (Please view our related articles: Types of instruments.)

Why do violins get so much hype? Why do they sell so fast?

Viola strings have a special quality that makes them uniquely suited for reproduction of the sounds produced by other instruments. This gives them the quality properties that make them ideal for use in recording, and it also allows some violins to be “danceable” and produce a wide variety of different sounds from a single string.

The first violin manufacturers actually developed violins with these properties. The German-based manufacturer Hansa invented the “Oberwolf” model in the 1870’s. Other similar models, including the Bach, were developed in Germany in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Other violins are also manufactured today. The Stradivarius is a type of violin invented by the great Italian violinist Antonio Stradivari in the early 19th century; the Yamaha violin is also one of these.

Does the violin affect how other instruments sound?

Yes, of course. This is so because the strings of violins also contain their own resonances—notations that indicate the quality of the materials and construction.

“You can find these notes [the sound vibrations through the string] with some degree of accuracy