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Turning a violin from a humble block of wood into the perfectly balanced instrument we are all so familiar with takes a superb craftsman. Sit back and admire their exquisite work.
The scroll is the decoratively carved end piece to the neck of the instrument. Its shape approximates that of a logarithmic spiral, and is an indication of a luthier's skill and craftsmanship. Violin maker Christophe Landon uses a Japanese saw to create the initial shape. Picture: Stan Honda /AFP /Getty Images
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