Click through these beautiful pictures of violin craftsmen and their violins-in-the-making. It is really quite amazing to see how these artists take such time to achieve such exquisite detail. Also, check out this history article about how the violin got its shape! You may be surprised how the violin actually got its shape!
Violin making also tended to be a family business passed down through the generations, so “human relatedness was also contributing to the different violin shapes throughout history,” Chitwood added. For instance, the brothers Nicolò and Gennaro Gagliano, who lived in Italy during the 1700s, made similarly shaped violins.