Anatomy of violin

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Violin parts

Violin neck

The neck of the violin - detailed description
  • 1 Neck
  • 2 Fingerboard
  • 3 Top nut
  • 4 Pegbox
  • Pegs
    • 5 G string peg
    • 6 D string peg
    • 7 A string peg
    • 8 E string peg
  • 9 Scroll
  • 10 Scroll ear
  • Strings
    • 11 G string
    • 12 D string
    • 13 A string
    • 14 E string
  • 15 Button (on back)
  • 16 Rib (part of violin body)

Violin body

The body of the violin, view from the endpin

The body of the violin - the view from the endpin

  • 1 Endpin
  • 2 Tailgut
  • 3 Saddle
  • 4 Tailpiece
  • 5 Finetuner
  • 6 Sound hole / F hole
  • 7 Bridge
  • 8 Purfling
  • 9 Chinrest
The body of the violin, top view

The body of the violin - the view from the top

  • 1 Upper bout
  • 2 Center bout
  • 3 Lower bout
  • 4 Corner
  • 5 Top / Table / Belly
  • 6 Rib
  • 7 Top block (inside)
  • 8 Bottom block (inside)
  • 9 Corner block (inside)
  • 10 Soundpost (inside)
The inside of the violin - profile

The inside of the violin - profile

  • Bass bar
  • Sound post
  • Back

Bow

  • Stick
  • Frog
  • Screw
  • Ferrule
  • Winding
  • Leather
  • Horsehair

Violin accessories

  • Shoulder rests
  • Chin rests
  • Rosin
  • Tuning forks and tuners
  • Mutes
  • Cases

Violin history

  • Extant violins
  • Extant bows