3D imaging: Stradivarius ‘Benvenuti’ violin, 1727

This short video shows a visualisation of the inside of the ‘Benvenuti’ violin made by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy, in 1727. The 360-degree rendering of the instrument’s interior was made using scans taken at the Vienna Micro-CT Lab.

Andrea Zanrè tells the story of the ‘Benvenuti’ violin, while Rudolf Hopfner uses detailed micro-CT scans to reveal its secrets in The Strad’s December 2016 issue, out now.

A new poster of the instrument, including measurements, will be available from The Strad Shop from mid-December 2016.