Many attempts have been made to copy or replicate the authentic Stradivarius violins
created by Antonio Stradivari
. The violins of Antonio Stradivarius are believed to be of the best and most famous violins in the world, for they have impeccable quality of sound and were made with amazing skill. Although many people have attempted to recreate or craft the Stradivarius violin, they have not succeeded to exactly replicate it so that it will produce the same sound and quality that Antonio Stradivari was able to create through his craft. There also have been many theories as to how Stradivari truly crafted his violins. One such theory suggests that Antonio utilized wood from an old cathedral to create his violins. However, scientific research based on tree-ring dating proves that this theory is inaccurate and cannot be realistic. Another theory exists, suggesting that the wood utilized for the violins or instruments were from the little ice age and had thick rings. However, scientific research on the thickness of the rings in the wood proves that this theory is also inaccurate, for the wood contained thick rings, rather than thin rings, which would result from cold climates. Another theory suggests that the glue that Antonio Stradivari utilized had an effect on the quality of sound of the instrument. This theory has not been completely rejected, but is currently being investigated. Other theories suggest that the wood was treated with borax, or that the wood was left in salt water or sea water for some time.