Our State

Wonders in Wood

Clip: Season 1000 | 10m 8s

John Sipe made his first violin in 1960. More than four decades later, this talented luthier is still crafting instruments whose sound will likely resonate as beautifully 300 years from now as it did the first time it was played. From workshop to stage, he sheds light on the interplay of Physics, wood, varnish, tone and time to show how these delicate yet strong instruments come into being.

Aired: 02/02/10

Rating: NR

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