Terry Borman violin maker, violinmaker
Photo of bench copy of 1735 Guarneri del Gesu made for Kyung-Wha Chung by Terry Borman, violin maker

Terry Borman 2005

Journal Articles

The Strad Magazine - Material Facts: A comparison of density
in wood used by classical makers throughout Europe

Were the old Cremonese violin makers really using better woods
than those available to other violinmakers in Europe?

Public Library of Science - Wood Densitometry
in 17th and 18th Century Dutch, German, Austrian
and French Violins, Compared to Classical
Cremonese and Modern Violins

Terry's latest study finds no significant differences in median densities between
modern and classical violins, or between classical violins from different origins.

The Strad Magazine - CT and Modal Analysis of the
Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesu

This article discusses measurements of the vibration modes and geometry of the
1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri 'del Gesù’ violin made using computed tomography (CT)
and modal analysis technology. During our research we also studied
the ‘Jarnowich’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ of 1741 and the 1707 'Cathedrale" Stradivari

Review of the Uses of Computed Tomography for Analyzing
Instruments of the Violin Family with a Focus on the Future
VSA Papers - Borman & Stoel

X-ray computed tomography (CT) has proven to be a valuable tool
in studying antique, as well as new, instruments of the violin family.
This article reviews the history and workings of CT and then focuses
on the future and the relatively new method of quantitative
analysis of CT images. Potential new uses for violin makers
of the obtained data are presented.

Public Library of Science
A Comparison of Wood Density between
Classic Cremonese and Modern Violins
by Berend C. Stoel and Terry M. Borman

Science versus the Stradivarius
BBC Radio 4 Broadcast, October 2009
Interview with Terry Borman, Colin Gough, Tasmin Little, Brian Moore,
Joseph Nagyvary
, George Stoppani

Wood Density Holds Key to Stradivarius Sweet Sound

The Strad Magazine

1735 Guarneri del Gesu bout in a medical CT scanner
Cross section of 1735 Guarneri del Gesu

Path Through the Woods
The Use of Medical Imaging in Examining Historical Instruments
by Jeffrey S. Loen, Terry M. Borman and Thomas Alvin King

VSA Papers
High Resolution Photography for Instrument Makers
by Terry M. Borman and Scott Rawley

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
The Violin Bridge as Filter

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